from Act II of the Italian opera Fedora
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Arturo Colautti
Role: De Siriex
, a French diplomat
Voice Part: baritone
Setting: a party at Fedora's house, Paris, France, late 19th century
Synopsis: The partygoers convince De Siriex to get up a sing a song about the "virtues" of Russian women.