from Act II, Scene 1 of the French opera Mignon
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
Role: Wilhelm Meister
, a traveling student
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Philine's dressing room in a German castle, late 1700s
Synopsis: After Mignon has been following him around for a long time, Wilhelm decides that it is time to tell Mignon that he isn't interested in her. He does this in a kind way, telling her that he must leave her.