from Act I of the Italian opera Edgar
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
, a woman in love with Edgar, adopted daughter of Gualtiero
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: dramatic mezzo
Setting: the main square of a Flemish village at dawn in April, late 19th century
Synopsis: Tigrana comes out from an inn, sits on a table, and begins a provocative song. She accompanies herself on the dembal (a type of lute). Her song describes her lack of belief in religion.