from Act III of the Italian opera Turandot
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
, the "Unknown Prince", son of Timur
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: The gardens before the walls of Peking
Synopsis: A herald has just announced that no one will sleep in the city of Peking until the Calaf's name is known to the Princess. Calaf, who knows that he has agreed to be killed if Turandot learns his name before the morning, is not worried. He is sure that he will be the only one to reveal his name to the Princess and he will only do that once morning has come and the Princess has consented to be his wife.