from Act II of the Italian opera Le Villi
by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana
, a young man engaged to Anna
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: A town in the Black Forest during spring
Synopsis: Anna has been killed by fairies that were conjured by a witch that seduced Roberto when he was away in Mainz. However, he does not find this out until after it happens. Roberto is filled with remorse at letting himself be seduced by another woman and is shocked to find out that his true love is now dead at the hand of the same witch.