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Round One: Le Cid: O souverain, o juge. Marcelin and Herold

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Le Cid: O souverain, o juge · Emile Marcelin
Le Cid: Ô souverain! ô juge! ô père! (Recorded 1908) Herold
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Ah, it is all over (O Sovereign, Judge, o Father)
Ah, it is all over.
My fine dream of glory
and my dreams of happiness
are gone for ever!
You took my love,
now you take away my victory
Lord, I yield to You!

O Sovereign, o Judge, o Father,
always hidden yet always present,
I worshipped You in time of success,
and bless You in these dark days.
I go where Your law commands,
free of all human regret.
O Sovereign, o Judge, o Father,
Yours alone is the image
I carry in my soul,
which I commit into Your hands.

O firmament, azure, light,
spirit from on high bending over me,
it is as a soldier I despair,
but the Christian keeps his faith.
You can come, you can appear,
dawn of the eternal day!
O Sovereign, o Judge, o Father,
the servant of a just master
answers Your call without fear.
O Sovereign, o Judge, o Father
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Marcelin made his professional debut as Werther at the Opéra-Comique on May 6, 1912. The tenor remained a stalwart member of the company for the next 18 seasons, singing a wide variety of roles

Herold he made his stage debut on February 10, 1893, in the title role of Gounod's Faust at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. However, he also sang throughout Europe, including a command performance for King Edward VII at Buckingham Palace in 1905. The previous year, he had made his Covent Garden debut in the title role of Lohengrin. He also sang at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.
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