from Act I, Scene 2 of the German opera Fidelio
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Libretto: Joseph Sonnleithner
, the daughter of Rocco, the jailer
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The courtyard of a prison close to Seville
Synopsis: Marzelline has fallen in love with her father's assistant, Fidelio. She sings of her joy and describes how their life will be together.