from Act I, Scene 2 of the French opera Hamlet
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, Prince of Denmark
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: Battlements of Elsinore Castle, Denmark, 16th century
Synopsis: Hamlet has heard a report of the ghost of his father appearing on the battlements of the castle. At midnight, he goes to the battlements and invokes the spirit of his father, hoping that the ghost will appear to him.