Carmen (Opera Journeys Libretto Series) by Burton D. Fisher

By Burton D. Fisher

Whole LIBRETTO of Bizet's CARMEN, that includes a brand new TRANSLATION, and song spotlight examples.

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On essayera. CARMEN: All right, I’ll try. CARMEN: Enfin c’est toi! (Don José appears) CARMEN: Finally, you’re here! DON JOSÉ: Carmen! DON JOSÉ: Carmen! CARMEN: Et tu sors de prison? CARMEN: You just got out of prison? CARMEN Page 31 DON JOSÉ: J’y suis resté deux mois. DON JOSÉ: Yes, I stayed there for two months. CARMEN: Tu t’en plains? CARMEN: Was it difficult? DON JOSÉ: Ma foi non! Et si c’était pour toi, j’y voudrai être encore. DON JOSÉ: Not a bit. For you, they could have kept me longer. CARMEN: Tu m’aimes donc?

Des èventails pour s’èventer. THE OTHER MERCHANTS: Sir, these are prettier fans to cool yourself. ZUNIGA: Holà! Des èventails! ZUNIGA: Over here! I’d like some fans! UN BOHÉMIEN: Voulez-vous aussi des lorgnettes? A GYPSY: Do you want some glasses too? CHOEUR: A deux cuartos! A deux cuartos! Voyez! Voyez! À deux cuartos! CHORUS: Just two quarters! Just two quarters! Over here! Just two quarters! ZUNIGA: Qu’avez-vous donc fait de la Carmencita? ZUNIGA: What has happened to Carmencita? FRASQUITA: Escamillo est ici, la Carmencita ne doit pas être loin.

Que m’importe, après tout, le destin est le maitre! CARMEN: You would kill me? What a fierce look. You don’t say anything. What do I care, there’s no way to change our destiny! Carmen sits down with Mercédès and Frasquita, who have been spreading out cards. José moves nearby besides some rocks. FRASQUITA ET MERCÉDÈS: Mêlons! Coupons! Bien, c’est cela! Trois cartes ici! Quatre là! FRASQUITA AND MERCÉDÈS: Shuffle! Cut! It’s fine like that! Three cards here, four there! Et maintenant, parlez, mes belles, de l’avenir, donnez-nous des nouvelles.

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