from Act I of the French opera Jérusalem
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Alphonse Royer
, the Count's brother
Voice Part: bass Fach: heavy bass
Setting: a gallery that joins the private chapel of the Count of Toulouse to the rest of his palace, Toulouse, 1095
Synopsis: Planning to have Gaston murdered to enable him to take his niece Hélène for himself, Roger confesses his joy in such a demonic occurrence.