from Act III of the French opera La Juive
by Jacques François Fromental Halévy
Libretto: Eugène Scribe
Role: Cardinal de Brogni
, president of the Council
Voice Part: bass
Setting: a festival at the gardens of the Emperor's palace, Constance, Switzerland, 1414
Synopsis: After Rachel accuses Prince Léopold of consorting with her and committing a crime by causing an interfaith relationship between a Jew and a Christian, Cardinal de Brogni condemns both of them along with Rachel's father, Eléazar. He claims they have broken God's laws by engaging in this forbidden relationship.