from Act III, Scene 2 of the French opera Roméo et Juliette
by Charles-François Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier
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Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: A street in Verona, Italy, 14th century
Synopsis: Stephano baits the Capulets with this mocking song which states that the white dove of the Capulets (which symbolizes Juliet) will go free one day (implying that she will choose to leave the Capulet family to marry Romeo).