from Act II, Scene 1 of the French opera Hamlet
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, daughter of Polonius
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Elsinore Castle, Denmark, 16th century
Synopsis: Ophélie is worried because Hamlet has been avoiding her for the last few days. She is in love with him and thought he was in love with her, but now she is not so sure. She sees him approaching and thinks that he might stay with her. He turns around when he sees her. Despairing, she decides that true love will never come to her.