from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera La Cenerentola
by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Jacopo Ferretti
, the valet of Don Ramiro
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: The mansion of Don Magnifico
Synopsis: Dandini is disguised as his master, Prince Ramiro, in order to help his master investigate the marital possibilities at Don Magnifico's house. He sings that, although he has hopped like a bee from "flower" to "flower", he cannot find a woman who is special enough to be his wife. Meanwhile, he makes side remarks to Prince Ramiro (who is disguised as a courtier) about how well he is doing.