A quoi bon l'economie

Opera details:

Opera title:

Manon

Composer:

Jules Massenet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Manon Synopsis

Libretto:

Manon Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria,choir

Role(s):

Lescaut / Vendors

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

3.06a

Previous scene: O Rosalinde il me faudrait
Next scene: Bonjour Pousette ah ciel

" A Quoi bon L'economie" (Manon) Chante Par M Andre Bauge Disque P 406

Singer: André Baugé

From Manon (Massenet)

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

LESCAUT
À quoi bon l'économie
quand on a trois dés en main,
et que l'on sait le chemin
de l'hôtel de Transylvanie!
À quoi bon! à quoi bon l'économie!

LES VENDEURS
Tenez! Monsieur! tenez! prenez! tenez! prenez!

LESCAUT
Assez! assez!
Ô Rosalinde,
il me faudrait gravir le Pinde,
pour te chanter comme il convient!
Que sont les sultanes de l'Inde,
et les Armide et les Clorinde,
près de toi, que sont-elles?
Rien, rien du tout, rien du tout!
Ô ma Rosalinde, etc.
Choisir! choisir! non, ma foi!
À quoi bon l'économie, etc.
Approchez! Ô belles! approchez!
J'offre un bijou pour deux baisers!

English Libretto or Translation:

LESCAUT
What good is it being economical
when you have three dice in your hand,
and you know the path
to the hotel Transylvania!
What good is it being economical!

VENDORS
Here's something for you, Monsieur! Here,
take it! Take it!

LESCAUT
That's enough, enough!
Oh Rosalinde,
I would have to scale the Pindus mountains,
to be able to sing to you as you deserve.
What are the sultanas of India,
and the Armidas and Clorindas,
compared with you, what are they?
Nothing, nothing at all, nothing at all.
Oh my Rosalinde, etc.
Choose something! No, on my word.
What good is it being economical, etc.
Come closer, lovely ladies, come closer!
I offer a jewel for two kisses.

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