from Act II of the Italian|French opera Médée (Medea)
by Luigi Cherubini
Libretto: François Benoit Hoffmann
Role: Néris (Neris)
, servant of Medea
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: dramatic mezzo
Setting: a square between the palace of Créon and Temple of Hera, Corinth, ancient Greece
Synopsis: After Médée has collapsed because she has not been successful in regaining Jason's love for her, she collapses. Unwilling to disturb her mistress and friend, Néris sings that she will cry when Médée cries and be faithful to her until death.