from Act III, 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: Jacopo has died after stepping on to the boat that is taking him to his place of exile right after his father has discovered evidence that proves he is innocent of the crimes that he has been convicted of. Lucrezia, torn with sorrow, sings of her deep grief from his sudden death at the moment he was found innocent.