The great Russian bass in one of Massenet's most beloved songs.
Oh sweet spring-times of green years past;
Now you are gone forever.
I no longer see the blue sky;
No longer hear the bird's joyful singing
You took my happiness with you, my love;
When you went away!
In vain Spring returns,
For the bright sun fled with you;
The happy days are gone.
My heart is heavy and sad;
Everything has forever withered.