from Act II 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: As he squeezes it into the eyes of Demetrius, Oberon sings of the magic flower that causes a person to love the next creature they see.