from Act II, Scene 2 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: a park in a German castle, late 1700s
Synopsis: Wilhelm has told Mignon that her love for him is not returned. Upset at his rejection of her and jealous of his lover Philine, Mignon exclaims her dislike of Philine and the piercing pain she feels.