Original Italian with English singing translation. Presented here in three keys for a range of voices, this is Musetta's Waltz from the start of Act II of La Boheme. "Act II opens in the Latin Quarter of Paris on Christmas Eve. A group of bohemian friends are gathered in a café when coquettish Musetta arrives in typically flamboyant style with a wealthy, old admirer in tow. She clearly takes pleasure in her looks and the effect she has on others, but her real aim in this aria is to attract the attention of her former lover, Marcello. Puccini makes this feeling plain, but touches of elegance and humour give the aria its special quality." Gordon Stewart.