from Act III, Scene 1 of the French opera Le Cid
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Adolphe d'Ennery
, a Spanish noblewoman, daughter of the Count de Gormas
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: Chimène's room, Burgos, Spain, 11th century
Synopsis: Chimène is in love with Rodrigue. However, Rodrigue killed her father in a duel because her father insulted Rodrigue's father. Torn between the loves she has for both of them, she realizes that there is no outcome which will not be touched by sorrow and heartache.