from Act IV of the French opera Hérodiade
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Paul Milliet
, John the Baptist
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: prison, Jerusalem during the reign of King Herod Antipas (30 AD)
Synopsis: Jean has been sentenced to death for being a false Messiah. As he prepares for death, he says goodbye to the objects of mortals.