from Act II, Scene 1 of the German opera Lohengrin
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Role: Elsa of Brabant
, a young woman, daughter of the late Duke
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: the balcony of Elsa's room in the fortress of Antwerp outside the Knight's palace, first half of the 10th century
Synopsis: Excited by the thought of her rapidly approaching marriage, Elsa thanks the breezes that have sent her such joy.