La fleur que tu m'avais jetee

Opera details:

Opera title:

Carmen

Composer:

Georges Bizet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Carmen Synopsis

Libretto:

Carmen Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Don José / Carmen

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

2.09

Previous scene: Attends un peu, Carmen
Next scene: Hola! Carmen!

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

JOSÉ
La fleur que tu m'avais jetée,
Dans ma prison m'était restée,
Flétrie et sèche, cette fleur
Gardait toujours sa douce odeur;
Et pendant des heures entières,
Sur mes yeux fermant mes paupières
De cette odeur je m'enivrais
Et dans la nuit je te voyais.
Je me prenais à te maudire
À te détester, à me dire:
Pourquoi faut-il que le destin
L'ait mise là sur mon chemin?
Puis je m'accusais de blasphème
Et je ne sentais en moi-même
Qu'un seul désir, un seul espoir,
Te revoir, ô Carmen, oui te revoir! …
Car tu n'avais eu qu'à paraître,
Qu'à jeter un regard sur moi
Pour t'emparer de tout mon être,
Ô ma Carmen.
Et j'étais une chose à toi.
Carmen, je t'aime!

English Libretto or Translation:

Yes, you will listen to me
I want it!

The flower that you tossed to me
In my prison stayed with me.
Withered and dried, this flower
Kept always its sweet odor
And during all of the hours,
Over my eyes closed my eyelids,
I became intoxicated with this odor
And in the night I saw you!
I became accustomed to cursing you,
To detesting you, to saying to myself :
Why is it necessary for destiny
To put herself there on my path?
Then I accused myself of blasphey
And I didn't feel but in myself
I didn't feel but one desire
A sole desire, a sole hope
To see you again, oh Carmen, to see you again!
For you had only to appear
Only to toss a glance towards me
In order to take a hold of all my being
Oh my Carmen
And I was yours
Carmen, I love you!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for TenorG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach - Arias for TenorOperatic Anthology: TenorCantolopera: Arias for Tenor Volume 2

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