from Act IV of the Italian opera La Bohème
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa
, a philosopher
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: An attic room
Synopsis: After Mimi has collapsed on the staircase to the attic room, she is carried into the room. On the edge of death, she says that her hands are cold. In order to buy her something to keep her hands warm, Musetta pawns her jewelry and Colline decides to pawn his old overcoat, to which he sings farewell.