from Act I, Scene 2 of the Russian opera Eugene Onegin
by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
, daughter of Madame Larina and sister of Olga
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: Tatiana's bedroom in Madame Larina's house, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 1700s
Synopsis: Tatiana decides that the only way to express her love for Onegin is to write him a letter in which she explains her feelings towards him. As she writes, she discovers more and more about the depth and strength of her love for him.