from Act III of the Italian|French opera Médée (Medea)
by Luigi Cherubini
Libretto: François Benoit Hoffmann
Role: Médée (Medea)
, former wife of Jason
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: a hall near the palace of Créon and a temple, Corinth, ancient Greece
Synopsis: Because of her sadness and anger at Jason, Médée is about to kill their children. However, as she raises the knife to stab them, she finds herself unable to do it. She regrets the deep feelings she still has for them and becomes resolute that Jason will pay for turning them against her.