from Act I of the French opera La Juive
by Jacques François Fromental Halévy
Libretto: Eugène Scribe
, prince and general of the Empire, husband of Eudoxie
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: a square in Constance, Switzerland, 1414
Synopsis: Léopold has been hired in Eléazar's goldsmithy in disguise as a Jewish assistant named Samuel. He serenades Eléazar's daughter, Rachel, with whom he is in love.