from Act I of the English opera A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Benjamin Britten
, the King of the Fairies
Voice Part: counter-tenor|contralto Fach: male contralto
Setting: the wood at twilight, near Athens, Greece
Synopsis: Puck has brought Oberon a flower that makes a person fall in love with the next creature it sees. Oberon plans to use it on the confused lovers that have entered his domain, as well as on the Queen of Faires, Tytania, who has evoked his wrath. He describes how he wants Puck to go where she sleeps and use the flower on her to play with her mind.