from Act III, Scene 1 of the German opera Lohengrin
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, a knight
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: Elsa's bridal chamber, Antwerp, first half of the 10th century
Synopsis: Because Lohengrin is not allowed to tell Elsa his name, she becomes suspicious about his true feelings for her. He attempts to reassure her by comparing her to all the sweetest fragrances floating through the air.