from Act II, Scene 1 of the French opera Mignon
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, stolen from an Italian castle by gypsies as a young girl
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: Philine's dressing room in a German castle, late 1700s
Synopsis: After Wilhelm and Philine leave the dressing room, Mignon sneaks in and puts on one of Philine's costumes and some of her make-up. As she looks at herself in the mirror, she is amazed at how her appearance is changed.