Aria: Oh! ne t'éveille pas

Composer: Godard Benjamin

Opera: Jocelyn

Role: (Tenor)

Download free scores: "Oh! ne t'éveille pas" PDF
No Pagliaccio non son...Sperai tanto il delirio. Canio. Pagliacci. LeoncavalloMario Cavaradossi?. Mario Cavaradossi. Tosca. PucciniDell' onda a i fieri moti sottratto in porto. Ottone. Ottone. HandelVedrai fra poco nascere. Frontino. L'equivoco stravagante. RossiniLusinghiera mia speranza. Ottone. Agrippina. HandelCoronato il crin d'alloro. Ottone. Agrippina. HandelCome all' urto aggressor d'un torrente. Ulisse. Deidamia. HandelRecagli quell' acciaro. Ezio. Ezio. HandelDünkt dich das?. Tristan. Tristan und Isolde. WagnerLa speranza più soave. Idreno. Semiramide. Rossini
Jocelyn (Op. 100) is a four-act opera by Benjamin Godard, set to a French libretto by Paul Armand Silvestre and the tenor Victor Capoul. Based on the poem by Alphonse de Lamartine, the action takes place in Grenoble and the surrounding mountains during Corpus Christi at the close of the 18th century. The score bears a dedication "A mon ami Daniel Barton".
This opera is remembered for Godard's most enduring composition, the tender berceuse (lullaby) for tenor, "Oh! ne t'éveille pas encore" commonly known in English as Angels Guard Thee.
Jocelyn premièred on 25 February 1888 at Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels with Pierre-Émile Engel creating the title role. A production with a new cast, including Capoul in the title role, opened in Paris at the Théâtre-Lyrique-National on October 13 of the same year.
The popular Berceuse has been recorded by many tenors, including Tino Rossi, Capoul, John McCormack, Beniamino Gigli, Edmond Clément, Richard Crooks, Nicolai Gedda, Jussi Björling and Plácido Domingo, as well as by the cellist Pablo Casals.