from Act III of the Italian opera Turandot
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The gardens before the walls of Peking
Synopsis: After being captured and tortured because she knows Calaf's name, Liú is asked by Turandot why she resists the torture so well. She replies that her love for the "Unknown Prince" keeps her from telling his name. She sings that Turandot's icy heart will one day be melted by Calaf and that Turandot will love him as Liú does now.