from Act I, Scene 3 of the German opera Die Walküre
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, son of Wotan and Fricka
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: the interior of Hunding's house, Germany, mythical times
Synopsis: Siegmund soliloquizes, mentioning that his father promised him a sword at one time. In addition, he also expresses his desire for his host's wife, Sieglinde, who is actually his long-lost twin sister.