from Part II, scene 3 of the French opera La Damnation de Faust
by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval
, the devil
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: Auerbach's cellar, Leipzig
Synopsis: After Brander sings his "Song of the Rat", Méphistophélès appears and sings a parody on the song about a king and the flea that lived on him.