By Burton D. Fisher
A finished consultant to Bizet's CARMEN, that includes insightful and extensive remark and research, and a whole, newly translated Libretto with French/English side-by aspect.
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DON JOSÉ: Carmen, I can’t bear it any longer! If I free you, and I give in, will you keep your promise? If I love you, Carmen, will you love me? José loosens the cord binding Carmen’s hands. Chez Lillas Pastia, tu le promets! Carmen, tu le promets! You promised we’ll meet at Lillas Pastia’s! Keep your promise, Carmen! CARMEN: Nous danserons la Séguidille en buvant du Manzanilla. Près des remparts de Séville, chez mon ami Lillas Pastia, nous danserons la Séguidille et boirons du Manzanilla, tra la la la la la...
He turns to Carmen, and angrily vows that they will meet again. As José leaves with Micaëla, Escamillo is heard in the distance, singing his boastful Toreador Song. OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY Page 36 ACT IV: The Plaza in front of the bullring A brilliantly dressed crowd has gathered in the square before the bullring in Seville. An entire panorama of Spanish life is portrayed: street hawkers with oranges and tobacco, soldiers, citizens, peasants, aristocrats, and Spanish beauties wearing embroidered silk shawls on their shoulders and towering combs in their hair covered with floating mantillas.
ZUNIGA: (to Carmen) Since you have decided to stay, I’ll come back later. CARMEN: Et vous aurez grand tort! CARMEN: That would be a mistake! ZUNIGA: Bah! Je me risquerai. ZUNIGA: Well, I’ll take that risk! Escamillo departs after thanking all. FRASQUITA: Eh bien vite, quelles nouvelles? FRASQUITA: Quickly, what’s the news? LE DANCAÏRE: Pas trop mauvaises, les nouvelles; nous pouvons encore faire quelques beaux coups, mais nous avons besoin de vous. Oui, nous avons besoin de vous. EL DANCAÏRO: The news is not too bad.
Carmen (Opera Classics Library Series) (Opera Classics Library) by Burton D. Fisher