from Act II, Scene 1 of the French opera Hérodiade
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Paul Milliet
, King of Galilee, the husband of Hérodiade
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: Hérode's apartment, Jerusalem during the reign of King Herod Antipas (30 AD)
Synopsis: Hérode sings of his passionate desire for Salomé, who he does not know is actually his wife's daughter.