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from Act II, Scene 2 of the French opera Le Cid by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Adolphe d'Ennery

Role: L'Infante, 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.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - A#/Bb5G4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Bob Frone (added 2000-01-27)
Plus de tourments, L'Infante's aria from Le Cid

Plus de tourments et plus de peine
Au jour attendu si longtemps!
Le printemps sans la joie humaine
Serait-il encor le printemps? 
Prenez, c'est Dieu qui vous le donne, Alléluia!
Dieu jamais ne nous abandonne
Quand jamais on ne l'oublia!

Allez en paix, vous que l'on aime,
Allez, en vous donnant la main!
N'avez-vous pas le bien suprême
Que d'autres coeurs cherchent en vain?
L'amour, c'est Dieu qui nous le donne! Alléluia!
Gardez ce trésor qui rayonne
Et que le ciel vous confia! Alléluia! 
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