from Act IV, Scene 1 of the French opera Faust
by Charles-François Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, a young man in love with Marguerite
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The room of Marguerite's house in a German city, 16th century
Synopsis: Finding Marguerite forlorn and sorrowful at her spinning wheel, Siebel attempts to comfort her by swearing to avenge the wrongs against her. When she pleads with him not to, Siebel sings to her that when she is happy, he is happy. Likewise, when she is sad, he weeps with her. He finishes by teling her that he will always love her.