from Act IV of the French opera Hamlet
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, daughter of Polonius
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: A country site near a lake, Denmark, 16th century
Synopsis: Ophélie has gone mad and believes that she is married to Hamlet. She sings a folk song about a siren that lured men into her grasp and wishes that she were her.