from Act I of the Italian opera La Fanciulla del West
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Guelfo Civinini
Role: Jack Rance
, the sheriff
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The Polka Saloon in a mining camp at the foot of Cloudy Mountain, USA, 1849-50
Synopsis: Jack Rance pours his heart out to Minnie, saying that no one loved him before he left his birthplace and he loved no one. Now that he has met her, though, he would give the world for just one kiss from her.