Que vois je?

Opera details:

Opera title:

Les Pêcheurs de perles

Composer:

Georges Bizet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Les Pêcheurs de perles Synopsis

Libretto:

Les Pêcheurs de perles Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Scene details:

Type:

Not entered yet.

Role(s):

Zurga / Nadir

Voice(s):

Baritone / Tenor

Act:

1.07

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René Massis - Bizet - Les Pêcheurs de Perles - Zurga

Singer: René Massis

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ZURGA
Que vois-je?
Un pirogue aborde près d'ici!
Je l'attendais!
O dieu Brahma! merci!

NADIR
Qui donc attendais-tu?

ZURGA
Une femme inconnue
Et belle autant que sage,
Que les plus vieux de nous,
Selon le vieil usage,
Loin d'ici, chaque année,
Ont soin d'aller chercher!
Un long voile à nos yeux
Dérobe son visage;
Et nul ne doit la voir,
Nul ne doit l'approcher!
Mais pendant nos travaux,
Debout sur ce rocher,
Elle prie, et son chant
Qui plane sur nos têtes
Écarte les esprits méchants
Et nous protége!
Elle approche! ami,
Fête avec nous son arrivée!

Léïla, le front couvert d'un voile, paraît suivie de Nourabad. Nadir seul, plongé dans une rêverie profonde, n'aperçoit pas Léïla.

English Libretto or Translation:

ZURGA
What do I see?
A canoe is coming
aground nearby!
I was expecting it. O holy Brahma, be thanked!

NADIR
Whom were you expecting?

ZURGA
An unknown woman, as beautiful as she is wise,
whom the oldest of us, according to an ancient custom,
every year, go and fetch, far away from here!
A long veil conceals her face from us
and no-one must see her or come near her.
But while we are at work, standing on that rock,
she prays, and her chant, hovering above our heads,
keeps away evil spirits and protects us.
She is nigh, my friend, celebrate her coming with us!

Leila, her face hidden underneath a veil, enters followed by Nourabad.
Nadir, wrapped up in his own thoughts, is the only one who does not look at her.


THE PEARL FISHERS
Here she is, she is coming;
they are bringing her, here she is!

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