from Act I 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 square in Constance, Switzerland, 1414
Synopsis: Brogni and Eléazar meet in the square after Eléazar is brought before the provost of the town for working during a holiday in honor of the Emperor. Eléazar is upset because of the inequalities between the treatment of Christians and he and his daughter, who are Jewish. Brogni then prays that the Jewish people will find enlightenment in the Christian faith.