O Charlotte ange du devoir

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):

Charlotte

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

1.12e

Previous scene: Hélas oui mes enfants
Next scene: Reve extase o bonheur

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

WERTHER
O Charlotte! ange du devoir,
La bénédiction du ciel sur toi repose!

CHARLOTTE
Si vous l'aviez connue!
Ah! la cruelle chose de voir ainsi partir
ce qu'on a de plus cher!
Quels tendres souvenirs... et quel regret amer!
Pourquoi tout est-il périssable?
Les enfants ont senti cela très vivement;
ils demandent souvent d'un ton inconsolable:
Pourquoi les hommes noirs ont emporté maman?

English Libretto or Translation:

WERTHER
O Charlotte! angel of duty,
The blessing of heaven on you lies!

CHARLOTTE
If you had known her!
Ah! the cruel thing to see and leave
what we have most dear!
What tender memories ... and what bitter regret!
Why is everything perishable?
The children felt this very strongly;
they often ask in an inconsolable tone:
Why black men took away mom?

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