from Act II of the German opera Tannhäuser
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, the niece of Hermann
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: the Hall of Song, near Eisenach, early 1200's
Synopsis: Elisabeth hears that her love, Tannhäuser, is coming back to the Hall of Song, which is the site of many of his triumphs in singing competitions. She enters the Hall and greets it brilliantly and with great joy.