from Act III of the German opera Die Tote Stadt
by Erich Korngold
Libretto: Paul Schott
, a dancer and the leader of a performing troupe, also greatly resembles Paul's dead wife, Marie
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: Paul's room devoted to his dead wife Marie, Brussels, late 19th century
Synopsis: After spending the night with Paul, Marietta tells the portrait of his dead wife that she has died again since now Paul loves Marietta and not his dead wife.