Mimi is very sick and Colline, the philosopher, is going to sell his beloved coat of many years to pay for a Doctor. This is James Morris, excellent!
Barbarina has lost a pin she was to take from the count to her cousin. I have another performance of this and the next which is much better but it is packed.
The Countess wants to win back the love of her cheating husband. She has always been a loving and faithful wife.
This is really too good to be an ice cream aria.