from Act II of the Italian opera Don Pasquale
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Gaetano Donizetti
, Don Pasquale's disinherited nephew, in love with Norina
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: Don Pasquale's house, Rome, early 19th century
Synopsis: Ernesto knows that he will never be able to marry Norina now because he has been disinherited. He decides to leave the town and is only content because he knows that Norina will be happy.