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Leo Delibes, Coppelia, Act I – Theme slave varie


Leo Delibes, Coppelia, Act I – Theme slave varie

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GREAT ARIAS/PERFORMANCES: VALENTINA NAFORNITA SINGS: “LE FILLES de CADIX” LIVE 2011


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VALENTINA NAFORNITA SINGS: “LE FILLES de CADIX” LIVE 2011

Published on Aug 15, 2013

Les filles de Cadix, for solo voice, 1874 by Clément Philibert Léo Delibes. Sung by Romanian soprano VALENTINA NAFORNITA; born in Moldova . Nafornita was heralded as the winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and as you will see if you have not already heard her sing, she does so with outstanding purity and tonal quality. This girl has a most promising future!

Les filles de cadix Leo Delibes

Nous venions de voir le taurreau,
Trois garçon, trois fillettes,
Sur la pelouse il faisait beau
Et nous dansions un boléro
Au son des castagnettes.
‘Dites-moi, ce matin,
Si j’ai bonne mine,
Vous me trouvez la taille fine?…
Les filles de Cadix aiment assez cela!’

Et nous dansions un boléro,
Un soir c’était dimanche
Vers nous s’en vint un hidalgo,
Cousu d’or, la plume au chapeau,
Et le poing sur la hanche:
‘Si tu veux,
Cet or est à toi.
Beau sire,
Passez votre chemin, beau sire…
Les filles de Cadix n’entendent pas cela!
Ah! ah!’

Et nous dansions un boléro,
Au pied de la colline,
Sur le chemin passait Diègo,
Qui pour tout bien n’a qu’un manteau
Et qu’une mandoline:
‘La belle aux doux yeux,
Je suis jaloux,
Jaloux, jaloux,
Jaloux! jaloux! quelle sottise!
Les filles de Cadix craignent ce défaut-là!’

The girls from Cadiz

We had just seen the bull,
Three boys, three girls,
On the lawn it was sunny
And we were dancing a bolero
At the sound of the castanets.
‘Tell me, this morning,
If I look well,
Do you think my waist is slim?…
The girls of Cadiz tend to love that!’

And we were dancing a bolero,
One Sunday evening
A hidalgo came to us,
Dressed in gold, with a feather on his hat,
And his fist on his hip:
‘If you want,
This gold is yours.
Fair sir,
Go your way, fair sir…
The girls of Cadiz don’t understand that!
Ah! ah!’

And we were dancing a bolero,
Down the hill,
On the way went Diego,
Who counts just a coat for his possessions
And a mandolin:
‘The fair soft-eyed lady,
I am jealous,
Jealous, jealous,
Jealous! jealous! what a folly!
The girls of Cadiz fear this flaw!’

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Great Arias/Performances: The luscious and exoteric ‘Flower Duet’ (Viens, Mallika) from Léo Delibes’ Lakme – sung ravishingly by Joan Sutherland and Huguette Tourangeau (+Check the Aria Database search WIDGET….THAT’S RIGHT WIDGET!)


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from Act III of the French opera Lakmé by Leo Delibes
Libretto: Edmond Gondinet
 
Role: Lakmé, daughter of Nilakantha, a divine priestess
Voice Part: soprano       Fachlyric coloratura
Setting: A garden surrounding a secret temple in India
Synopsis: Without Gerald knowing, Lakmé bites into a poisonous datura leaf because Gerald is leaving her. Before she shows any signs of the poison, though, she tells him that she has learned much from him and offers the sacred cup to him to join them together eternally.
Translations/Aria Texts:

Libretto entered by Bob Frone (added 1998-08-13)

Tu m’as donné le plus doux rêve, Lakme’s aria from Lakme

Tu m’as donné le plus doux rêve
Qu’on puisse avoir sous notre ciel,
Reste encore, pour qu’il s’achève,
Ici, loin de monde réel.

Tu m’as dit des mots de tendresse,
Que les Indous ne savent pas,
C’est toi qui m’as appris l’ivresse
Des aveux murmurés tout bas, murmurés tout bas.

Ah! Tu m’as donné le plus doux rêve
Qu’on puisse avoir sous notre ciel
Reste encore pour qu’il s’achève,
Ici, loin du monde réel!

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The luscious Flower Duet (Viens, Mallika) from Léo Delibes‘ Lakme – sung ravishingly by Joan Sutherland and Huguette Tourangeau. The piece has been used in many movies and TV programs to great effect – lush, lyrical and exotic. Of Dame Joan’s performance one reviewer wrote: “The superlatives are extended when describing Sutherland’s performance; a great talent at its height, enthralling by the sheer beauty of that stupendous voice.” – The Sydney Sun

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Leo Delibes – Sylvia The huntresses: Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Royal Ballet


Leo Delibes – Coppelia, Ballet in Three Acts



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Leo Delibes – Coppelia, Ballet in Three Acts
Act I – Prelude 00:04:30
Act I – Valse 00:02:21
Act I – Scene 00:03:28
Act I – Mazurka 00:04:08
Act I – Scene 00:01:56
Act I – Ballade 00:02:40
Act I – Theme slave varie 00:07:12
Act I – Czardas – Danse hongroise 00:03:42
Act I – Sortie 00:01:06
Act I – Final 00:04:53 Continue reading