from Act III of the French opera Les Contes d'Hoffmann
by Jacques Offenbach
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, the servant of Crespel
Voice Part: tenor Fach: buffo tenor
Setting: A room in Crespel's house, Munich, 19th century
Synopsis: After Crespel tells Frantz to remain with his daughter, Frantz sings of how he likes to sing.