from Act II of the Italian opera Adriana Lecouvreur
by Francesco Cilèa
Libretto: Arturo Colautti
, the Count of Saxony
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: a salon in the house of the actress Duclos, Paris, 1730
Synopsis: Maurizio has met with the Princesse de Bouillon for a secret tryst. When she asks him what the violets he has brought are for, he replies that he brought them for her. In truth, however, they were given to Maurizio by Adriana as a show of her love for him.