from Act II of the Italian opera L'Arlesiana
by Francesco Cilèa
Libretto: Leopoldo Marenco
, an old shepherd
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: on the banks of Vacares pond in the region of Camargue, the end of May, late 1800's, Italy
Synopsis: Federico has run away from home after finding out that his beloved girl from Arles has betrayed him with the stable boy. The whole farm is out looking for him and eventually Baldassarre and L'Innocente find him. Baldassarre tries to convince him to come back to the farm and forget about the girl by working with him on the pastures in the high hills.