from Act I, Scene 6 of the German opera Fidelio
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Libretto: Joseph Sonnleithner
, the wife of Florestan, using the name "Fidelio"
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: The courtyard of a prison close to Seville
Synopsis: Leonora overhears Pizarro talking to Rocco about killing a prisoner whom she believes is her husband, Florestan. She wonders how he can be so cruel, but soon decides that love will help her overcome his evil plans.