The Count interrogates her, suspecting that she is the gypsy who had murdered his infant brother. Although Azucena denies it, Ferrando identifies her. The Count is triumphant, and he exults in his new power over his enemy after Azucena cries out to Manrico to save her. Azucena is dragged off, condemned to die at the stake.
Manrico tells Leonora that the Count will attack at dawn, but he assures her that he will prevail. He asks his follower, Ruiz, to make everything ready for the battle while he and Leonora marry in the chapel. The loving pair are about to enter the chapel when Ruiz hurriedly returns with the news that Azucena has been captured and is about to be burned.
Ruiz tells Leonora that Manrico is now imprisoned in the tower, having been sentenced to death by beheading. She vows to save his life. The Count enters with some of his retainers; she hides in the shadows. The Count orders the executions of Manrico and Azucena at dawn.
He blames Leonora for driving him to this extreme, for he has searched Castellor for her in vain. She suddenly appears, however, and begs for mercy for Manrico.
Academic Skip to main content. Search Start Search. Choose your country or region Close. The Opera Quarterly. One, p. Verdi in America: Oberto Through Rigoletto. University Rochester Press. Met Opera Archives. Retrieved 26 March Retrieved 30 July Ashgate Publishing. Giuseppe Verdi. Opera libretti by Salvadore Cammarano.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Wikimedia Commons. Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Salvadore Cammarano with additions by Leone Emanuele Badare. Adelaide Borghi-Mamo. Arcangelo Balderi. Francesca Quadri. Mme Dameron. Giuseppe Bazzoli. It depicts Spanish Gypsies striking their anvils at dawn — hence its English name — and singing the praises of hard work, good wine, and Gypsy women.
The piece is also commonly known by its opening words, " Vedi! Le fosche ". Zingari e zingare : — Vedi! Messiah, HWV Pachelbel's Organ Works. Romanian Folk Dances. Schubert's Piano Works.
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