from Act I, Scene 1 of the French opera Hamlet
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, son of Polonius
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: Elsinore Castle, Denmark, 16th century
Synopsis: Laerte is leaving to go abroad. In his farewell, he says that he will think of his sister Ophélie for his entire journey and, if he should not return, he wishes that she would be comforted by Hamlet. He asks Hamlet to take good care of her.