from Act II of the Italian opera Andrea Chénier
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica
Role: Andrea Chénier
, a poet
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: The café Hottot in Paris during the first phase of the French Revolution.
Synopsis: Roucher has spent the day gathering a passport for Chénier to leave the country. When he presents it, Chénier comments on his belief in fate and tells of a woman he believes to be his lover who has been sending him letters.