from Act III, Scene 2 of the German opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Role: Walter von Stolzing
, a young knight from Franconia
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: a meadow outside of Nuremburg, Germany, mid-sixteenth century
Synopsis: Walter sings his Prize Song for the song contest. It is a beautiful and magical piece which poetically describes his love for Eva.