from Act I, Scene 3 of the Italian opera I Puritani
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Count Carlo Pepoli
Role: Lord Arturo Talbot
, a Cavalier, in love with Elvira
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: In the Hall of Arms in the fortress near Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: Riccardo draws his sword to intercept the departure of Arturo and Enrichetta. Arturo accepts the challenge and mocks him.