from Act III of the French opera Faust
by Charles-François Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, a young woman
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: The garden of Marguerite in a German city, 16th century
Synopsis: Curious about the identity of the stranger (Faust) that met her in the square of the town earlier, Marguerite sings a song about a king of Thule that remained faithful to the memory of his lady until his death.