from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera L'Elisir d'Amore
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Felice Romani
, a young peasant in love with Adina
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: The interior of Adina's house in an Italian village, 19th century
Synopsis: Nemorino has just taken a second dose of love potion. Unbeknownst to him, he has also just inherited a fortune and when he enters the room, he is flocked by the women in the room. Confident because of his dose of "love potion" (which is really just wine), he ignores them as well as his love Adina. Adina is hurt by this and leaves. Nemorino notices her unhappiness and realizes that she does care for him. He sings of his joy at finding that she loves him.