Bonjour Pousette ah ciel

Opera details:

Opera title:

Manon

Composer:

Jules Massenet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Manon Synopsis

Libretto:

Manon Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Guillot Morfontaine / Poussette / Javotte / Rosette / Monsieur de Brétigny

Voice(s):

Tenor / Soprano / Mezzo-Soprano / Mezzo-Soprano / Baritone

Act:

3.06b

Previous scene: A quoi bon l'economie
Next scene: Voici les élégantes

YouTube movie:

No youtube found that exactly matches aria, opera and composer.

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Lescaut sort, poursuivi par les marchands.
Poussette, Javotte et Rosette sortent de la salle de danse avec trois jeunes gens.


GUILLOT
les apercevant
Bonjour, Poussette!

POUSSETTE
Ah! Ciel!

GUILLOT
Bonjour, Javotte!

JAVOTTE
Ah! Dieu!

Poussette et Javotte se sauvent.

GUILLOT
Bonjour, Rosette!

ROSETTE
se sauvant
Ah!

GUILLOT
Par la morbleu ! Elles me plantent là!
Coquine! Péronnelle! Et j'en avais pris
trois... Pourtant il me semblait pouvoir
compter, si l'une me trompait, qu'une autre
au moins serait fidèle! La femme est, je
l'avoue, un méchant animal!

BRÉTIGNY
entrant
Pas mal, Guillot, ce mot-là n'est pas mal.
Mais il n'est pas de vous! Dieu, quel sombre visage!
Dame Javotte, je le gage, vous aura fait des traits!

GUILLOT
Javotte, c'est fini!

BRÉTIGNY
Et Poussette?

GUILLOT
Poussette aussi!

BRÉTIGNY
Vous voilà libre alors? Guillot, je vous en
prie. N'allez pas m'enlever Manon!

GUILLOT
Vous enlever?

BRÉTIGNY
Non, jurez-moi que non!

GUILLOT
Laissons cette plaisanterie! Mais dites-moi,
mon cher, on m'a conté, à propos de Manon,
que vous ayant prié de faire venir l'Opéra
chez elle, vous avez, en dépit des larmes de
la belle, répondu: non.

BRÉTIGNY
C'est très vrai; la nouvelle est exacte.

GUILLOT
Il suffit; souffrez que je vous quitte, pour un
instant... mais je reviendrai vite.

GUILLOT
sort en se frottant les mains et en fredonnant
Dig et dig et don!
On te la prendra ta Manon! etc.

English Libretto or Translation:

Lescaut goes off while the crowd mills about. Poussette, Javotte and Rosette come out of the dance hall with three young men.
Dance music is heard in the distance.


GUILLOT
seeing them
Good day, Poussette!

POUSSETTE
Oh! Heavens!

GUILLOT
Good day, Javotte!

JAVOTTE
Oh my God!
Poussette and Javotte run off.

GUILLOT
Good day, Rosette!

ROSETTE
as she runs away
Ah!

GUILLOT
Upon my soul, they just dump me right there!
Hussy! Silly wench! And I had taken three of
them... Yet it seemed to me I could count on
at least another one who'd be faithful if one
of them deceived me! Woman is, I admit, a
wicked creature.

BRÉTIGNY
entering
Not bad, Guillot, that observation isn't bad at
all. But it's not original with you! My
goodness, what a gloomy face! Dame
Javotte, I bet, must have been unfaithful to
you!.

GUILLOT
It's all over with Javotte.

BRÉTIGNY
And Poussette?

GUILLOT
With Poussette too!

BRÉTIGNY
Then you're free again? Guillot, I beg you.
Don't go and take Manon away from me!

GUILLOT
Take her away from you?

BRÉTIGNY
Swear to me that you won't!

GUILLOT
Let's stop this joking. But tell me, my dear
friend, people have told me, with respect to
Manon, that she wanted you to have the
Opera come to perform at her house but in
spite of that lovely girl's tears, you have said:
"No".

BRÉTIGNY
That's very true; the story is correct.

GUILLOT
That's enough for now; let me leave you
for a brief momen... but I'll be back soon.
rubbing his hands together as he leaves
Dig a dig a dong!
Someone will take your Manon away from you! etc.