from Act II of the Italian opera I Pagliacci
by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Libretto: Ruggiero Leoncavallo
, a performer in the troupe (Harlequin in the play)
Voice Part: tenor Fach: buffo tenor
Setting: A theater, a village in Calabria, Italy, 1860s
Synopsis: Beppe as the Harlequin serenades Nedda's character, Columbina, proclaiming his love for her and asking her to come out and talk to him.