By Burton D. Fisher
Entire LIBRETTO of Bizet's CARMEN, that includes a brand new TRANSLATION, and song spotlight examples.
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CARMEN: Que regardes-tu donc? CARMEN: (addressing José) What are you looking at? DON JOSÉ: Je me dis que là-bas il existe une bonne et brave vieille femme qui me croit honnête homme. Elle se trompe, hélas! DON JOSÉ: I was looking over there in the valley and thinking that a kind and good old woman lives there, and believes that I am an honest man. Unfortunately she is wrong! CARMEN: Qui donc est cette femme? CARMEN: Who is that woman? OPERA JOURNEYS LIBRETTO SERIES Page 40 DON JOSÉ: Ah! C’est ma mère.
C’est une Zinguera, mon cher. ESCAMILLO: Right you are. She is a most exciting gypsy girl. DON JOSÉ: Elle s’appelle? DON JOSÉ: What’s her name? ESCAMILLO: Carmen. ESCAMILLO: Carmen. DON JOSÉ: Carmen! DON JOSÉ: Carmen! ESCAMILLO: Carmen! oui, mon cher. Elle avait pour amant, un soldat qui a déserté pour elle. Ils s’adoraient, mais c’est fini, je crois. Les amours de Carmen ne durent pas six mois. ESCAMILLO: Yes my friend, Carmen. She loved a soldier who deserted his brigade to please her. They loved each other but I believe it’s over.
CARMEN: Ta ra ta ta. Mon Dieu! c’est la retraite! Ta ra ta ta. je vais être en retard! Ô mon Dieu! Ô mon Dieu! C’est la retraite! Je vais être en retard! Il perd la tête, et voilà son amour! CARMEN: Ta ra ta ta. My God! Retreat is sounding! Ta ra ta ta. I’m going to be late! Oh, my God! Oh, my God! There are the bugles! I’m afraid I’ll be late! So he forgets me and runs off. So much for his love! DON JOSÉ: Ainsi, tu ne crois pas à mon amour? DON JOSÉ: So you don’t believe I truly love you? CARMEN: Mais non!
Carmen (Opera Journeys Libretto Series) by Burton D. Fisher