from Act I, Scene 1 (Act I of "La Prise de Troie") of the French opera Les Troyens
by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Hector Berlioz
, a prophetess of Troy, fiancee of Chorèbe
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: the abandoned camp of the Greeks, Troy, around 1200 BC
Synopsis: The Greeks have lifted their 10-year siege upon Troy and have left a wooden horse in their abandoned camp. The joyous Trojans rush out to see the horse. Cassandre stays behind, however. She has a bad feeling about the retreat by the Greeks and foresees that Troy will soon fall.