Pardon mais j'etais la

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):

Manon Lescaut

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

3.12b

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Katia Ricciareli & Angelo Nardinocchi- " Air du Cours de la Reine" et Duo (exc. 7)

Singer: Katia Ricciarelli

"Je marche sur tous les chemins" & Duo"Pardon... mais j'étais la"
Opera, Manon,
Composer, Jules Massenet,
Manon Lescaut, Katia Ricciarelli
Le Chevalier des Grieux, Francisco Araiza,
Lescaut, Lorenzo Saccomanni.
Le Comte des Grieux, Angelo Nardinocchi,
Maestro del Coro, Tullio Giacconi,
Conductor, Koenig Jan Latham,
Macerata, 1987

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

MANON
au Comte
Pardon! Mais j'étais là près de vous
à deux pas...
J'entendais malgré moi...
je suis très curieuse …

LE COMTE
C'est un petit défault, très petit, ici-bas!
saluant
Madame !

MANON
se rapprochant
Il s'agissait d'une histoire amoureuse!

LE COMTE
Mais oui!

MANON
C'est que je crois...
Pardonnez-moi, je vous en prie,
je crois... que cet Abbé Des Grieux autrefois...aimait...

LE COMTE
Qui donc?

MANON
Elle était mon amie...

LE COMTE
Ah! Très bien!

MANON
Il l'aimait...
Et je voudrais savoir
si sa raison sortit victorieuse,
et si, de l'oublieuse,
il a pu parvenir à chasser de son cœur
le cruel souvenir?

English Libretto or Translation:

MANON
to the Count
Forgive me, but I was standing here
just two steps from you...
In spite of myself I could hear...
I'm very inquisitive...

COUNT
That's a very minor fault in this world!
wishing to withdraw
Madame!

MANON
coming closer
You were talking about someone who'd been
in love, weren't you?

COUNT
Yes, we were!

MANON
I think...
I beg you to forgive me,
but I think that this Abbé Des Grieux long ago...
was in love with...

COUNT
In love with whom?

MANON
She was a friend of mine...

COUNT
Ah! Very good!

MANON
He loved her...
And would like to know
if this reason triumphed
over his feelings,
and if he was able to expel from his heart
the bitter memory of the forgetful girl?

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