Musetta’s Waltz

Aria Details
Voice Type: Soprano
Role: Musetta
Language: Italian
Translation: When I go along
Opera: La Boheme
Composer: Puccini

OperaPulse’s Aria of the Week – Musetta’s Waltz (Quando m’en vo), from La Bohème, is, arguably, one of the most recognizable opera arias and a very popular opera party tune, at that. Quando m’en vo is a “must know” for opera lovers and also a great way to introduce someone to our beloved art form. The next time you have the opportunity to attend a performance of Puccini’s La Bohème don’t just take a date, invite a crowd of opera newbies!

Musetta directs this risqué aria to her past lover Marcello, in hopes of making him jealous. Of course, Musetta succeeds in making him jealous, because she is the type that always gets what she wants. Shortly after the aria, Marcello gets back together with Musetta. Watch some of yesterday’s and today’s greats below!

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