from Act III of the Italian opera Don Pasquale
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Gaetano Donizetti
, Don Pasquale's disinherited nephew, in love with Norina
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: Don Pasquale's house, Rome, early 19th century
Synopsis: Ernesto serenades Norina in Don Pasquale's garden, describing the beautiful night and his wishes to be with her.