from Act III of the Italian opera Fedora
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Arturo Colautti
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: Fedora's villa in Oberland, Switzerland, late 19th century
Synopsis: Loris and Fedora have been living blissfully in love. However, their bliss comes to an end when Fedora finds out that Loris's brother was imprisoned for being an accomplice to the murder of Fedora's ex-fiance, who was actually killed in self-defense by Loris. Loris's brother later died in prison when the dungeon was suddenly flooded. Loris's mother then died from the shock of the news. Fedora prays for him, knowing that she caused his brother to be imprisoned when she still thought Loris was a murderer. She hopes that he will be saved from the tragedy she has brought upon his life.