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Que voulez vous messieurs ?

Opera details:

Opera title:

Faust

Composer:

Charles Gounod

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Faust Synopsis

Libretto:

Faust Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Trio details:

Type:

trio

Role(s):

Doctor Faust / Méphistophélès / Valentin

Voice(s):

Tenor / Bass-Baritone / Baritone

Act:

4.09

Previous scene: Vous qui faites l'endormir
Next scene: Par ici mes amis

CORELLI as FAUST IV: Que voulez-vous, messieurs?

Singer(s): Franco Corelli Nicolai Ghiaurov Robert Massard

Charles Gounod
F A U S T

Act IV - Que voulez-vous, messieurs? (Faust, Valentin, Méphistophélès)

Franco Corelli (Faust)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Méphistophélès)
Joan Sutherland (Marguerite)
Robert Massard (Valentin)

Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Choir of Highgate School
Cond. Richard Bonynge

June-July 1964

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Valentin sort de la maison

VALENTIN
Que voulez-vous, Messieurs?

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS
Pardon! mon camerade,
Mais ce n'est pas pour vous qu'était la sérénade!

VALENTIN
Ma sœur l'écouterait mieux que moi, je le sais!

Il dégaine et brise la guitarre de Méphistophélès d'un coup d'épée.

FAUST
Sa sœur!

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS
Quelle mouche vous pique?
Vous n'aimez donc pas la musique?

VALENTIN
Assez d'outrage! ... assez! ...
A qui de vous dois-je demander compte
De mon malheur et de ma honte? ...
Qui de vous deux doit tomber sous mes coups?

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS
Vous le voulez? - Allons, docteur, à vous! ...
Ils tirent les épées.
Tu t'en repentiras!

VALENTIN
En garde! ... et défends-toi! ...

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS
à Faust.
Serrez-vous contre moi!
Et poussez seulement, cher docteur, moi, je pare.

Valentin tombe.

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS
Voici notre héros étendu sur le sableAu large maintenant! ... au large! ...

Il entraîne Faust.

English Libretto or Translation:

Valentin comes out of the house.

VALENTIN
What do you want, gentlemen?

MEPHISTOPHELES
I beg your pardon, friend,
But the serenade was not intended for you.

VALENTIN
My sister no doubt would lend
A readier ear!
He draws his sword and shatters Mephistopheles' guitar.

FAUST
His sister!

MEPHISTOPHELES
to Valentin
What is the matter with you?
Don't you like music?

VALENTIN
You have insulted me long enough!
Which of you must I call to account
For my misfortune and shame?
Which of you must perish by my sword?

Faust draws his sword.

MEPHISTOPHELES
to Valentin
Are you determined?
to Faust
Go on, doctor, play your part!

VALENTIN
O mighty God, increase
My strength and my courage!
Allow me to cleanse this outrage
With his own blood.

FAUST
aside
Awesome and seething with rage,
He daunts my ardour!
Should I draw the blood
Of the brother I have outraged?

MEPHISTOPHELES
His threatening gestures,
His blind fury
Make me laugh!... My powerful arm
Shall ward off the storm!

VALENTIN
taking from round his neck the medal Marguerite had given him
As for you, who saved my life,
You that I received from Marguerite,
I no longer want your help,
Accursed medal!
He throws it away.

MEPHISTOPHELES
You shall rue it!

FAUST
Awesome and seething with rage, etc.

VALENTIN
O mighty God, increase, etc.

MEPHISTOPHELES
His threatening gestures, etc.

VALENTIN
On guard and defend yourself!

MEPHISTOPHELES
to Faust
Stand close to me
And just thrust, dear doctor, I shall parry!
They fight. Almost at once, Mephistopheles thrusts aside Valentin's sword and Faust wounds him. Valentin falls down.
There lies our hero, sprawled in the dust!
Away with us, now, away!