from Act I, Scene I of the Italian opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Cesare Sterbini
Role: Count Almaviva
, a young Spanish nobleman
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: Ouside Dr. Bartolo's house at daybreak
Synopsis: The Count serenades Rosina, the intended bride of Dr. Bartolo, hoping to win her affections. He does not want her to love him for his wealth and rank, though, so he says he is poor man named Lindoro and that he would like to be her husband.