from Act I of the German opera Der Rosenkavalier
by Richard Strauss
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Role: Count Octavian Rofrano
, a young nobleman
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The boudoir of the Marschallin
Synopsis: After making love to the married Marschallin, Octavian speaks with her, saying that he feels a great attraction to her that is beyond words.