from Act I of the Italian opera La Bohème
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Christmas Eve in a room in an attic
Synopsis: After both of their candles go out, Rodolfo and a young woman who has come to his room in order to relight her candle are in the darkness together. Pretending to look for her key which she had lost in the room, Rodolfo instead finds her hand and sings to her of his dreams and ambitions. He also tells her that he has fallen in love with her.