By Burton D. Fisher
Entire LIBRETTO of Bizet's CARMEN, that includes a brand new TRANSLATION, and track spotlight examples.
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DON JOSÉ: It’s a price is to be paid with a knife! ESCAMILLO: A coups de navaja! ESCAMILLO: With a knife? DON JOSÉ: Comprendez-vous? DON JOSÉ: Do you understand? ESCAMILLO: Le discours est très net. Ce déserteur, ce beau soldat qu’elle aime, ou du moins qu’elle aimait, c’est donc vous? ESCAMILLO: Of course I do! Are you that dragoon deserter she’s in love with, or rather was in love with? DON JOSÉ: Oui, c’est moi-me! DON JOSÉ: Yes, it’s me! ESCAMILLO: J’en suis ravi, mon cher, et le tour est complet!
Carmen, I love you! CARMEN: Non! Tu ne m’aimes pas! CARMEN: No, you don’t love me! DON JOSÉ: Que dis-tu? DON JOSÉ: What did you say? CARMEN: Non! tu ne m’aimes pas! Non! Car si tu m’aimais, là-bas, là-bas, tu me suivrais! Oui! là-bas, la-bas dans la montagne. Là-bas tu me suivrais! CARMEN: I said you don’t love me! Because if you did love me, you’d come with me over there, into the mountains! You’d come with me over there! CARMEN Page 35 Sur ton cheval tu me prendrais, et comme un brave à travers la campagne, en croupe tu m’emporterais!
Dites-nous qui nous trahira, dites-nous qui nous aimera! Parlez, parlez! And now, speak my beauties, and give us news of the future. Tell us who’s going to betray us, tell us who’s going to love us! Tell us! Tell us! CARMEN Page 41 FRASQUITA: Moi, je vois un jeune amoureux, qui m’aime on ne peut davantage. FRASQUITA: For myself, I see a young suitor who loves me more than anyone. MERCÉDÈS: Le mien est très riche et très vieux, mais il parle de mariage. MERCÉDÈS: Mine is very rich and very old, but he wants to marry me.