from Act III of the German opera Tristan und Isolde
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, an Irish princess
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: Tristan's castle at Karoel, Brittany, legendary times
Synopsis: After Tristan has died, Isolde looks upon him in a trance. She believes that she sees her beloved coming back to life as she hears a lovely melody around her. The hallucinations become stronger and stronger until, at last, she falls down dead next to Tristan.