Scene 8 Nemorino alone. He has an idea that just possibly he is loved: that the elixir is taking effect! Una furtiva lagrima negl’occhi suoi spuntò- (a secret tear from her eyes swelled out).
Scene 9 Nemorino watching Adina again. She seems even more beautiful with love newborn in her heart, or so he imagines. She returns the re-purchased enlistment contract to Nemorino, then – in a last play of apparent indifference – seems ready to leave. Then, finally, she confesses her love. These stanzas were apparently written by the famous singer Maria Malibran, who sang Adina.