from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Puritani
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Count Carlo Pepoli
Role: Sir Riccardo Forth
, a Puritan, a suitor of Elvira
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Castle ramparts near Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: Riccardo laments with his friend Bruno about the loss of Elvira to Arturo.