from Act II of the Italian opera Adriana Lecouvreur
by Francesco Cilèa
Libretto: Arturo Colautti
Role: Princesse de Bouillon
, wife of the Prince de Bouillon
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: a salon in the house of the actress Duclos, Paris, 1730
Synopsis: The Princesse de Bouillon waits for Maurizio to arrive to their secret tryst. She complains of the pains love brings and wonders if he will come.