from Act I of the Italian opera Adriana Lecouvreur
by Francesco Cilèa
Libretto: Arturo Colautti
, the manager of the Comédie-Française
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: backstage at the Comédie-Française, Paris, 1730
Synopsis: As Michonnet watches Adriana perform on stage, he is entranced with her skill and beauty. He is in love with her, although the love is not returned. He declares his joy in watching her perform.