from Act III of the Italian|German opera Martha
by Friedrich von Flotow
Libretto: W. Friedrich
, Plunkett's foster brother
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: A hunting park in Richmond Forest, England, 18th century during the reign of Queen Anne
Synopsis: After meeting Lady Harriet the night before disguised as "Martha", Lionel sees her again with the ladies-in-waiting for Queen Anne. He is struck again by her beauty and grieves that he will probably never be with her again.