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Adieu notre petite table

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Opera title:



Jules Massenet




Manon Synopsis


Manon Libretto


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Aria details:




Manon Lescaut





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Angela Gheorghiu as Manon: Adieu, notre petite table

Singer: Angela Gheorghiu

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu's heartrending performance of Manon's act II aria "Adieu, notre petite table" (Jules Massenet, Manon, 1884).

Check out also the playlist "Angela Gheorghiu - A Vocal Portrait of the Great Diva": it contains 200 clips adding up to more than 25 hours of superb music - it is Youtube's most comprehensive resource on Angela Gheorghiu (you find the playlist by doing a Youtube search with the full name of the playlist).

Frequently compared with MARIA CALLAS for her innate musicality, dramatic flair, sense of style, and exquisite musicianship, and with RENATA TEBALDI for the extraordinary quality of her voice and her natural affinity for verismo roles, Romanian soprano ANGELA GHEORGHIU is the most known contemporary soprano and probably the only one from the current generation who will be remembered 100 years from now. Gheorghiu's luscious, ravishingly beautiful timbre is instantly recognizable and her stage presence, glamour, and charisma are legendary. Situated in the transition zone between full lyric and spinto, her velvety, silvery, slightly veiled voice conveys morbidezza and is remarkably phonogenic and rich in harmonics.

"Anytime I think that something is beyond this woman's capacity, she ALWAYS proves me wrong. Whatever reservations I may have had about her choice of repertory, I would never deny that Gheorghiu is probably the greatest soprano in the world now. I am a collector of opera recordings with some 60 other sopranos in my collection, so this isn't something I would say lightly. To badly paraphrase Lord Byron, all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her voice. Listening to her sing is like looking at a nebula through a telescope and seeing the glowing of new stars cradled in the interstellar dust that gave them birth. Her voice has power in addition to sweetness, and most important of all, it has soul. Gheorghiu's technique and musicianship are superb. More important is her superb sense of line, her beautiful control of dynamics (all the way down to heavenly pianissimi), her intelligence, her instinctively right feelings regarding musical expression. With Gheorghiu, like with Callas, it is the music first and foremost which dictates her emotions. As many others have noted, she finds the right individual voice and personality for every character and situation, and not only that, she makes each individual word mean something. Gheorghiu is a rarity, a singer of true individuality and genius. May she continue to astonish us." Joy Fleisig, New York ( review)

"Vocally, Angela is leagues above any other soprano in recorded history. Not only is the voice thick, luscious, and velvety, but she is also able to emote her VOICE in a way that to me is unprecedented. I have yet to hear a singer who carries emotion into the voice better" (comment made on Youtube by user longliveclassicmusic).

"I continue to feel that Angela Gheorghiu's voice comes the closest to Maria Callas's in tone, texture, and focus. There is a voltage factor in her voice that I have yet to match in any modern classical soprano. I am never disappointed. And I am always energized by her incredible concentration. She always draws me into wanting more....." (comment made on Youtube by user johntmarohn1)

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Allons! Il le faut pour lui-même…
Mon pauvre chevalier!
Oui, c'est lui que j'aime!
Et pourtant, j'hésite aujourd'hui.
Non, non!... Je ne suis plus digne de lui!
J'entends cette voix qui m'entra”ne
contre ma volonté:
Manon, Manon, tu seras reine...
Reine... par la beauté!
Je ne suis que faiblesse et que fragilité...
Ah! malgré moi je sens couler mes larmes...
Devant ces rêves effacés,
l'avenir aura-t-il les charmes
de ces beaux jours déjà passés?
Peu à peu elle s'est approchée de la table toute servie.
Adieu, notre petite table,
qui nous réunit si souvent!
Adieu, adieu, notre petite table,
si grande pour nous cependant!
On tient, c'est inimaginable...
Si peu de place... en se serrant...
Adieu, notre petite table!
Un même verre était le nôtre,
chacun de nous, quand il buvait
y cherchait les lèvres de l'autre …
Ah! pauvre ami, comme il m'aimait!
Adieu, notre petite table, adieu!
entendant Des Grieux
C'est lui!
Que ma pâleur ne me trahisse pas!

English Libretto or Translation:

Come now, I must do it, for his sake...
My poor Chevalier!
Yes, he's the one I love!
And yet today I'm still hesitating.
No, no!... I'm no longer worthy of him!
I keep hearing this voice that
attracts me against my will:
Manon, Manon, you will be queen...
A queen... by your beauty!
I am nothing but weakness and frailty...
Ah! in spite of myself I feel my tears flowing.
After these dreams have been erased,
will the future have the charms
of these beautiful days that have already passed?
Manon approaches the table, laid for supper.
Farewell, our little table,
which brought us together so often!
Farewell, farewell, our little table,
which for just us two seemed so large!
It's unbelievable, but we take up so little space...
especially when we're embracing.
Farewell, our little table!
We used the same glass,
the two of us, and when each of us drank,
we tried to find the other's lips.
My poor friend, how he loved me!
Farewell, our little table, farewell!
She hears Des Grieux returning.
It's he!
My paleness mustn't betray me!

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