When all the guests have left and Violetta is alone once again, she wonders what that strange feeling in her heart is. Could she truly be in love? Could this man, who came here while she was ill, really have awoken this strange feeling?
The abridged version omits the second strophe "A me fanciulla, un candido" which is often cut in performances, although there is nowadays a tendency to include it more often. Other differences are: