from Act III of the Italian opera Don Pasquale
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Gaetano Donizetti
, a young widow, Ernesto's beloved
Voice Part: soprano Fach: soubrette
Setting: Don Pasquale's house, Rome, early 19th century
Synopsis: Norina leads the chorus and the rest of the principals in stating the moral of the opera, which is "When you are old and you try to get remarried, fortune doesn't usually go your way."