from Act I of the French opera Roméo et Juliette
by Charles-François Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, Romeo's friend
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: The Capulet's ballroom, Verona, Italy, 14th century
Synopsis: Romeo and Mercutio have come to Lord Capulet's party in disguise. When Mercutio suggests that they should use the opportunity to create trouble with their enemy, Romeo disagrees, saying that the only reason he came was because of one of his dreams. Mercutio speaks then of Queen Mab, the queen of all dreams.