from Act III of the French opera Lakmé
by Leo Delibes
Libretto: Edmond Gondinet
, an officer in the British Army, engaged to Ellen
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: A garden surrounding a secret temple in India
Synopsis: After being attacked and nearly killed by the followers of Lakmé's father, Gerald sings that love has taken them away to a world of their own.