from Act II of the German opera Die Lustige Witwe
by Franz Lehár
Libretto: Victor Léon
Role: Hanna Glawari
, a rich widow
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The garden of Hanna's palace, Paris, early 20th century
Synopsis: At her own party, Hanna tells the story of a mountain sprite or a "Vilja" that roams the highlands of her homeland of Pontevedria and innocently tempts hunters with her beauty.