from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Don Pasquale
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Gaetano Donizetti
Role: Doctor Malatesta
, a friend of Ernesto and Don Pasquale
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: a room in Don Pasquale's house, Rome, early 19th century
Synopsis: For a long time, Don Pasquale has been looking for a young woman to marry. He has asked his friend, Doctor Malatesta, to find a woman for him. Malatesta describes the beautiful woman he has found, who he tells Pasquale is his sister.