from Act II of the French opera Les Contes d'Hoffmann
by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Jules Barbier
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Giulietta's palace, Venice, 19th century
Synopsis: After Giulietta warns Hoffmann that he should go to avoid a confrontation with Schlemil (another of her lovers), Hoffmann confesses the full extents of his love for her.