from Act III, Scene 2 of the French opera Hérodiade
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Paul Milliet
, the daughter of Hérodiade
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: the Temple, Jerusalem during the reign of King Herod Antipas (30 AD)
Synopsis: With her love Jean (John the Baptist) arrested for revolutionary acts, Salomé laments the loss of the joy she felt when they were together.