from Act II of the Italian opera Madama Butterfly
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa
Role: Madame Butterfly
, a Japanese girl alson known as Cio-Cio-San
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano|spinto
Setting: Butterfly's house
Synopsis: Three years have passed since Butterfly's American husband left her. Her servant Suzuki, tries to convince her that he isn't coming back, but Butterfly is convinced that he will. She sings of the day that he will return. She dreams of him sailing into the harbor and climbing up the hill to meet her.