from Act I of the French opera Les Contes d'Hoffmann
by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, a doll, one of Hoffmann's loves
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: The parlor room of Spalanzani the scientist, 19th century
Synopsis: Spalanzani the inventor winds up Olympia the doll to sing for his guests. She sings this song about the birds and how they sing of the young girl of love.