from Intermezzo Secondo of the Italian opera La Serva Padrona
by Giovanni Pergolesi
Libretto: G.A. Federico
, one of Uberto's servants
Voice Part: soprano Fach: soubrette
Setting: Uberto's house, mid 1700's
Synopsis: Serpina has come up with a trick to get Uberto to marry her. She tells him that she has found a handsome man to marry and then, in melodramatic sorrow, laments how Uberto will probably forget her after she is gone.