from Act I of the German opera Lohengrin
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Role: Elsa of Brabant
, a young woman, daughter of the late Duke
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: a plain on the banks of the Schelbt, Antwerp, first half of the 10th century
Synopsis: Elsa sings her praise to God for all that he has done for her, including sending a holy Knight to protect her.