from Act I of the Italian|French opera Médée (Medea)
by Luigi Cherubini
Libretto: François Benoit Hoffmann
Role: Dircé (Glauce)
, daughter of Créon
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: the royal court of Créon at Corinth, ancient Greece
Synopsis: Dircé and Jason are to be married the next day. However, Dircé is still worried that Jason's former wife, Médée, will show up and wreak havoc. She prays to the God of Love to protect her against Médée.