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Ah! le rire est beni

Opera details:

Opera title:

Werther

Composer:

Jules Massenet

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Werther Synopsis

Libretto:

Werther Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Sophie

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

3.03

Previous scene: Bonjour grande soeur
Next scene: Va laisse couler mes larmes

Werther (2003 Remastered Version) , Troisième Acte: Ah ! le rire est béni, joyeux, léger,...

Singer(s): Victoria de los Ángeles Mady Mesplé

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Werther (2003 Remastered Version) , Troisième Acte: Ah ! le rire est béni, joyeux, léger, sonore! (Sophie/Charlotte) · Orchestre de Paris/Georges Prêtre

Massenet:Werther

℗ 1969 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd Digital remastering (p) 2003 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

Baritone Vocals: Jean-Christophe Benoît
Baritone Vocals: Roger Soyer
Baritone Vocals: Christos Grigoriou
Boy Soprano: Mady Mesple
Boy Soprano: Mady Mesplé
Boy Soprano: Victoria de los Angeles
Choir: Voix D'Enfants De La Maîtrise De L'O.R.T.F.
Choir: Monique Verdier
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Lead Vocals: Orchestre De Paris
Lead Vocals: Georges Pretre
Librettist: Edouard Blau
Librettist: Georges Hartmann
Librettist: Paul Milliet
Orchestra: Orchestre De Paris
Producer: Victor Olof
Remastering Engineer: Ian Jones
Soprano Vocals: Mady Mesplé
Soprano Vocals: Mady Mesple
Soprano Vocals: Victoria de los Angeles
Tenor Vocals: André Mallabrera
Tenor Vocals: Nicolai Gedda
Tonmeister: Christopher Parker
Composer: Jules Massenet

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SOPHIE
(gaîment)
Ah! le rire est béni, joyeux, léger, sonore!
(léger)
Il a des ailes, c'est un oiseau...
C'est un oiseau de l'aurore! C'est un oiseau!
C'est la clarté du coeur qui s'échappe en rayons!
Ah! le rire est béni, joyeux, léger, sonore!
Il a des ailes, c'est un oiseau... c'est un oiseau! ah! ah!
(Sophie conduit Charlotte au fauteuil
et se laisse glisser à  ses genoux.)
Ecoute! je suis d'âge à  savoir les raisons de bien des choses...
Oui! tous les fronts ici sont devenus moroses...
(hésitant)
depuis que Werther s'est enfui!
(Charlotte tressaille.)
Mais pourquoi laisser sans nouvelles.
(baissant les yeux)
ceux qui lui sont restés fidèles?

CHARLOTTE
(se dégageant des bras de Sophie, se lève)
Tout... jusqu'à  cette enfant, tout me parle de lui!

SOPHIE
(revenant à  Charlotte)
Des larmes? Ah! pardonne, je t'en prie!
Oui! j'ai tort de parler de tout cela!

English Libretto or Translation:

SOPHIE
(cheerfully)
Ah!laughter is blessed, joyous, light, sonorous!
(light)
It has wings, it's a bird ...
It's a dawn bird! It's a bird!
It is the clarity of the heart that escapes in rays!
Ah!laughter is blessed, joyous, light, sonorous!
It has wings, it's a bird ... it's a bird! ah! ah!
(Sophie drives Charlotte to the chair
and drops to her knees.)
Listen! I am old to know the reasons for many things ...
Yes!all the fronts here have become morose ...
(hesitant)
since Werther fled!
(Charlotte shudders.)
But why leave without news.
(looking down)
those who remained faithful to him?

CHARLOTTE
(disengaging herself from Sophie's arms, getting up)
Everything ... until this child, everything speaks to me about him!

SOPHIE
(coming back to Charlotte)
Tears? Ah! forgive, I beg you!
Yes!I'm wrong to talk about all this!

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