from Act I of the French opera Mignon
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
Role: Wilhelm Meister
, a traveling student
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: courtyard of a German Inn, late 1700s
Synopsis: Wilhelm tells Laerte that he has left a stable and boring life in his parents' mansion in order to enjoy the exciting and ever-changing life of a traveling student.