Choisir et pourquoi

Opera details:

Opera title:

Manon

Composer:

Jules Massenet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Manon Synopsis

Libretto:

Manon Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative,choir

Role(s):

Lescaut / Merchants

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

3.04

Previous scene: La charmante promenade
Next scene: O Rosalinde il me faudrait

Manon, Act III, Scene 2: Choisir! Et pourquoi? - Ô Rosalinde (Lescaut, Chœur)

Singer: Michel Dens

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Manon, Act III, Scene 2: Choisir! Et pourquoi? - Ô Rosalinde (Lescaut, Chœur) · Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique, Michel Dens, Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique, Pierre Monteux

Rediscovering French Operas, Vol. 10 (Manon)

℗ Isis

Released on: 2017-02-15

Author: Henry Meilhac
Author: Philippe Gille
Composer: Jules Massenet

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

LESCAUT
Choisir! Et pourquoi?
Donnez, donnez, donnez! donnez encor!
Ce soir j'achète tout!
C'est pour la beauté que j'adore,
je m'en rapporte à votre goût !

LES VENDEURS
Tenez, Monsieur! tenez! prenez!

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!

English Libretto or Translation:

LESCAUT
Choose! And why?
Give me this, and that and still more!
Tonight I'll buy you out!
For the beauty I adore,
I'll depend on your taste!

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

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!