from Act II, Scene 1 of the French opera Jérusalem
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Alphonse Royer
, the Count's daughter
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: a cave in the Ramlan mountains in Palestine near Jerusalem, 1099
Synopsis: Hélène is overjoyed to find both the water her people need to survive in the desert and news of her beloved Gaston's location and sings about her happiness.