from Act I of the Italian opera La Traviata
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Role: Violetta Valery
, a beautiful and wealthy Parisian
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: A salon in the house of Violetta after a big party
Synopsis: In the first part of this aria, Violetta muses over the offer of Alfredo's love and wondering if he is her true love after her numerous flings. In the second part, she decides not to worry about her problems and, instead, live only for pleasure and freedom.