from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera I Due Foscari
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Role: Lucrezia Contarini
, Jacopo's wife
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: A hall in the Foscari palace, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: While she is attempting to see her husband who has been charged with murder, a group of Lucrezia's attendants suggest that, instead of rushing off, she should put her faith in God. She submits to their request and sings this prayer to God.