L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)

Opera details:

Opera title:

Carmen

Composer:

Georges Bizet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Carmen Synopsis

Libretto:

Carmen Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Carmen

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

1.07

Previous scene: La voila! La voila!
Next scene: Carmen! sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

CARMEN
L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
Que nul ne peut apprivoiser,
Et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle
S'il lui convient de refuser.
Rien n'y fait; menace ou prière,
L'un parle bien, l'autre se tait;
Et c'est l'autre que je préfère,
Il n'a rien dit, mais il me plaît.
L'amour est enfant de Bohème,
Il n'a jamais, jamais connu de loi;
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime;
Si je t'aime,
Prends garde à toi!
L'oiseau que tu croyais surprendre
Battit de l'aile et s'envola
L'amour est loin, tu peux l'attendre
Tu ne l'attends plus ... il est là
Tout autour de toi, vite, vite,
Il vient, s'en va, puis il revient
Tu crois le tenir, il t'évite,
Tu crois l'éviter, il te tient.
L'amour est enfant de Bohème,
Il n'a jamais connu de loi;
Si tu ne m'aimes pas, je t'aime;
Si je t'aime,
Prends garde à toi!

English Libretto or Translation:

CARMEN
love is a rebellious bird
That no one can tame,
And it is in vain that it is called
If he agrees to refuse.
Nothing works; threat or prayer,
One speaks well, the other is silent;
And that's the other one I prefer,
He did not say anything, but I like him.
Love is Bohemian child,
He never, never knew a law;
If you do not love me, I love you;
If I love you,
Beware!
The bird that you thought surprised
Battled the wing and flew away
Love is far away, you can wait for it
You do not expect him anymore ... he is here
All around you, fast, fast,
He comes, goes, then comes back
You think you're holding him, he's avoiding you,
You think you're avoiding him, he's holding you.
Love is Bohemian child,
He never knew a law;
If you do not love me, I love you;
If I love you,
Beware!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Mezzo-SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach - Arias for Mezzo-SopranoOperatic Anthology: Mezzo-SopranoCantolopera: Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Volume 23 Seductive Arias for Mezzo-Soprano