from Act II, Scene 1 of the German opera Lohengrin
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Role: Frederick of Telramund
, the Count of Brabant, married to Ortrud
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: the fortress of Antwerp outside the Knight's palace, first half of the 10th century
Synopsis: Frederick and his wife Ortrud have been banished by the King for their pagan ways. Frederick believes that their downfall was Ortrud's fault and tells her his thoughts.