from Act II, Scene 1 of the French opera Mignon
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, a young nobleman
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: Philine's dressing room in a German castle, late 1700s
Synopsis: Frédéric has entered the empty dressing room of Philine, with whom he is infatuated. As he looks around, he tells of the excitement and anticipation of possibly meeting her.