from Act I of the German opera Die Tote Stadt
by Erich Korngold
Libretto: Paul Schott
, a young man whose wife, Marie, has died
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: Paul's room devoted to his dead wife Marie, Brussels, late 19th century
Synopsis: Paul tells his friend Frank that Marie is not dead after all. He has visited Bruges today and tells how he saw her as he went by the canal. He is sure that she will come by the house that very day.