from Act III of the Italian opera La Fanciulla del West
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Guelfo Civinini
Role: Dick Johnson aka Ramerrez
, a bandit on the run disguised as Dick Johnson
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto tenor
Setting: a forest at the foot of Cloudy Mountain, USA, 1849-50
Synopsis: Johnson is about to executed for his crimes committed as Ramerrez. He explains his final wish passionately : that Minnie think that he was freed and never know his actual fate.