from Act II, Scene 2 of the French opera Le Cid
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Adolphe d'Ennery
, the daughter of the King of Spain
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: the main square of Burgos in spring, Spain, 11th century
Synopsis: With the rest of the crowd, L'Infante prays to God that their spring days be a remedy to the pain and torment of days past. She says that love and peace should take their place in the lives of the Spanish people.