from Act III, Scene 3 of the French opera Le Cid
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Adolphe d'Ennery
, a knight, son of Don Diègue
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor
Setting: Rodrigue's tent, outside Burgos, Spain, 11th century
Synopsis: Just before a battle against an overwhelming army of Moors, Rodrigue prays for victory.