from Act I of the Italian opera Manon Lescaut
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Marco Praga
Role: Il Cavaliere Renato des Grieux
, a student and young nobleman
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto tenor
Setting: a square near the Paris gate, Amiens, France, 18th century
Synopsis: Des Grieux is cynical about love and says he knows nothing about it, so he sings to a group of girls mockingly, asking if any of them can capture his love.