from Act V of the French opera Hamlet
by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto: Jules Barbier
, Prince of Denmark
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: A cemetary near Elsinore Castle, Denmark, 16th century
Synopsis: Hamlet knows that Ophélie has gone mad. He figures that his cruelty towards her caused her madness and wishes that he had not treated her in this way. He hopes that she will forgive him, not knowing that she is actually now dead.