from Act III, Scene 1 of the English opera A Midsummer Night's Dream
by Benjamin Britten
Libretto: Benjamin Britten
Voice Part: bass-baritone Fach: lyric bass
Setting: the wood in the morning, near Athens, Greece
Synopsis: Bottom awakens in the bed of Tytania and wonders where he is. He calls for his friends but they do not answer. Looking around, he remembers hazily spending the night with Tytania, the Queen of Fairies. However, he does not remember if it was real or just a fabulous dream.