from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Don Pasquale
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Gaetano Donizetti
, a young widow, Ernesto's beloved
Voice Part: soprano Fach: soubrette
Setting: Norina's house, Rome, early 19th century
Synopsis: Norina is reading a novel about love. After reading a passage aloud, she explains that she knows all the tricks of ensnaring a man.