Faut it donc savoir tant de choses

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):

Le Comte des Grieux / Manon Lescaut

Voice(s):

Bass / Soprano

Act:

3.13

Previous scene: Pardon mais j'etais la
Next scene: Un mot encore

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

LE COMTE
Faut-il donc savoir tant de choses?
Que deviennent les plus beaux jours?
Où vont les premiers amours?
Où vole le parfum des roses?

MANON
à part
Mon Dieu! Donnez-moi le courage
de tout oser lui demander! etc.

LE COMTE
Ignorer n'est-il plus sage,
au passé pourquoi s'attarder?

English Libretto or Translation:

COUNT
Must you know so many things?
Such as what becomes of our fairest days,
where our first loves go?
Where the perfume of roses escapes to?

MANON
aside
My God! Give me the courage
to dare ask him everything! etc.

COUNT
Is it not wiser not to know,
why linger over the past?