from Act I of the Italian|French opera Médée (Medea)
by Luigi Cherubini
Libretto: François Benoit Hoffmann
Role: Médée (Medea)
, former wife of Jason
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: the royal court of Créon at Corinth, ancient Greece
Synopsis: Médée has arrived in Corinth to find Jason and plead with him to take her back. She is sure that the love he has for her is still stronger than the love he has for his new fiancee Dircé. Although she has never begged before, she now begs for him to take her back, calling him cruel.