from Act I of the French opera Werther
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Edouard Blau
, a poet, about 23 years old
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: the garden outside the Magistrate's house, Frankfurt, Germany, 1780
Synopsis: Werther has come to the Magistrate's house and is enjoying the fresh air, describing the beautiful surroundings in which he finds himself.