from Act I of the German opera Der Rosenkavalier
by Richard Strauss
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Role: The Marschallin
, Princess von Werdenburg, wife of Field Marshall Prince von Werdenburg
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: The boudoir of the Marschallin
Synopsis: Looking at her face in the mirror, the Marschallin studies the lines of age on her face and worries about the time when she will be an old woman.