from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera L'Elisir d'Amore
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Felice Romani
, a rich young farm owner
Voice Part: soprano Fach: soubrette
Setting: The interior of Adina's house in an Italian village, 19th century
Synopsis: Adina has purchased Nemorino's enlistment papers back from the army. She has realized that she loves him and doesn't want him to enlist and so she advises him to stay at home where everyone loves him.