from Act I, Scene 3 of the German opera Die Walküre
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, daughter of Wotan and Fricka
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: the interior of Hunding's house, Germany, mythical times
Synopsis: Sieglinde tells Siegmund that she has drugged her husband Hunding so that Siegmund can get away. She also tells him about a sword stuck in a tree outside that a man put there long ago. So far, no one has been able to take the sword out of the tree though.