from Act III of the Italian|German opera Martha
by Friedrich von Flotow
Libretto: W. Friedrich
Role: Nancy (Julia)
, Lady Harriet's friend and maid
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: A hunting park in Richmond Forest, England, 18th century during the reign of Queen Anne
Synopsis: This aria extends "Jägerin, schlau im Sinn" into an entire aria for Nancy. It declares the love that Nancy feels for the farmer Plunkett. It was written originally for Mme. Nantier-Didiée.