from Act II of the German opera Die Lustige Witwe
by Franz Lehár
Libretto: Victor Léon
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: The garden of Hanna's palace, Paris, early 20th century
Synopsis: Camille is in love with Baron Mirko Zeta's wife Valencienne. He compares his love for her to a rosebud that blossoms overnight into full bloom.