from Act I of the German opera Lohengrin
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Role: Elsa of Brabant
, a young woman, daughter of the late Duke
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: a plain on the banks of the Schelbt, Antwerp, first half of the 10th century
Synopsis: Elsa relates one of her dreams in which a knight in white was sent to her by God to defend her.