from Act II of the French opera Werther
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Edouard Blau
, a poet, about 23 years old
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: in front of a church, Frankfurt, Germany, 1780
Synopsis: Werther has just seen Charlotte and Albert walk off together. They have been married for three months and seem to be happy. Werther is still in love with Charlotte, though, and relates his sorrow that he cannot ever marry Charlotte.