from Act I of the Italian opera La Wally
by Alfredo Catalani
Libretto: Luigi Illica
, a young woman, daughter of Stromminger
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto soprano
Setting: The main square of Hochstoff, Switzerland, 19th century
Synopsis: Wally is in love with Hagenbach. However, her father does not like Hagenbach and wants her to marry his own friend Gellner. He gives her an ultimatum : marry Gellner or leave the house. When faced with the decision, Wally decides that she must leave. She despairs that she will never see her house again but she knows that she must be firm.