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Gounod
Faust
Synopsis
Introduction
ACT 1
ACT 2
ACT 3
ACT 4

ACT  4

Final Scene  - TRIO

FAUST
Va t'en!

MEPH.
Le jour va luire;
on dress l'échafaud,
Décide sans retard
Marguerite à te suivre.
Le geôlier dort, voici les
clefs,
Il faut que ta main d'homme la délivre.

FAUST
Laisse-nous!

MEPH.
Hâte-toi! Moi, je veille au dehors!

FAUST
Mon coeur est pénétré d'épouvante!
Ô torture! Ô source de regrets
et d'éternels remords!
C'est elle! La voici, la douce
créature,
Jetée au fond d'une prison
comme und vile criminelle!
Le désespoir égara sa raison!
Son pauvre enfant, ô Dieu!
Son pauvre enfant tué, tué par elle!
Marguerite!

MARGUERITE
Ah! C'est la voix du bien aimé!
À son appel mon coeur c'est ranimé!

FAUST
Marguerite!

MARGUERITE
Au milieu de vos éclats de
rire,
Démons qui m'entourez,
J'ai reconnu sa voix!

FAUST
Marguerite!

MARGUERITE
Sa main, sa douce main m'attire!
Je suis libre! Il est là!
Je suis libre! Il est là!
Je l'entends, je le vois!
Oui, c'est toi, je t'aime,
oui, c'est toi, je t'aime,
Les fers, la mort même
ne me font plus peur!
Tu m'as retrouvé; tu m'as
retrouvé,
Me voilà sauvée, Me voilà sauvée!
C'est toi, je suis sur ton coeur!

FAUST
Oui, c'est moi, je t'aime,
Oui, c'est moi, je t'aime,
Malgré l'effort même du démon moqueur,
Je t'ai retrouvée; je t'ai retrouvée,
Te voilà sauvée; te voilà sauvée,
C'est moi! Viens, viens, sur mon coeur!

MARGUERITE
Attends! Voici la rue où tu m'as
vue
Pour la première fois, où votre main
Osa presque effleurer mes
doigts.
"Ne permettrez-vous pas,
Ma belle demoiselle,
Qu'on vous offre le bras
Pour faire le chemin?"
"Non, monsieur, je ne suis
demoiselle, ni belle, demoiselle, ni belle,
Et je n'ai pas besoin
qu'on me donne la main."

FAUST
Oui, mon coeur se souvient...
Mais suis-moi, l'heure passe...

MARGUERITE
Et voici le jardin charmant,
Parfumé de myrte et de rose,
Où chaque soir discrètement
Tu pénétrais à la nuit close...

FAUST
Viens, viens, Marguerite, viens, viens, fuyons!

MARGUERITE
Non! Non! reste encore

FAUST
O ciel!... Elle ne m'entend pas!

MEPH.
Alerte! alerte! ou vous êtes perdus
Si vous tardez encore,
Je ne m'en mêle plus!

MARGUERITE
Le démon...le démon! Le vois-
tu?
Là... dans l'ombre
Fixant sur nous son oeil de feu?
Que nous veut-il?
Chasse-le du Saint lieu!

MEPH.
Quittons ce lieu sombre,
Le jour est levé;
De leur pied sonore
J'entends nos chevaux frapper le pavé.
Viens, sauvons-la!
Peut-être il en est temps encore!

TRIO (in parts)

MARG.
Mon Dieu, protégez-moi !
Mon Dieu, je vous implore!
Anges purs, anges radieux,
Portez mon âme au sein des
cieux!
Dieu juste, à toi, je m'abandonne!
Anges purs, anges radieux,
Portez mon âme au sein des cieux! etc.

FAUST
Viens! Fuyons!
Peut-être il en est temps encore!
Viens! Suis-moi; je le veux!
Viens! suis-moi! Viens! suis-moi!
Suis-moi! Viens, je le veux!
Marguerite! Marguerite! Ah!

MEPH.
Hâtons-nous! L'heure sonne!
Déjà le jour envahit, envahit les cieux!
Hâtons-nous! Hâtons-nous
De quitter ces lieux,
Déjà le jour envahit les cieux!
Suis nos pas, suis nos pas
Viens, ou je t'abandonne!
Hâtons-nous! Hâtons-nous
De quitter ces lieux,
Déjà le jour envahit les cieux!
Jugée!

CHORUS
Sauvé! Christ est ressuscité!
Christ vient de renaître!
Paix et félicité aux disciples du maître!
Christ vient de renaître!
Christ vient de renaître!
Christ est ressuscité!


Go away!


The day is going to lighten;
They are raising the scaffold,
Arrange without delay for
Marguerite to follow you.
The jailer is sleeping; here are the keys,
It requires your man's hand¸ to free her.


Leave us alone!


Hasten! Me, I will keep watch outside!


My heart is penetrated by dread!
O torture! O source of regrets
and eternal remorse!
It's she! There she is, the sweet creature,
Thrown at the back of a prison
Like a vile criminal!
Despair has deranged her reason!
Her poor infant, Oh God!
Her poor infant, killed, killed by her!
Marguerite


Ah! It is the voice of my beloved!
At his call, my heart is reanimated!


Marguerite!


In the midst of your bursts of laughter,
You demons who are all around me,
I have recognized his voice!


Marguerite!


His hand, his sweet hand attracts me!
I am free! He is here!
I am free! He is here!
I hear him, I see him!
Yes, it's you; I love you,
Yes, it's you; I love you,
The irons, death itself
No longer make me afraid.
You have found me; you have found me,
See, I am saved; see, I am saved!
It's you, I am next to your heart!


Yes, it is I, I love you,
Yes, it is I, I love you,
Despite the effort of even the demon mocker
I have found you again, I have found you,
See, you are saved, you are saved,
Come, come, next to my heart!


Wait! Here is the street where you saw me
For the first time, where your hand
Dared to almost brush against my fingers.
"Wouldn't you permit me,
My beautiful lady,
To offer you an arm
To escort you on your way?"
"No, sir, I am neither
a lady nor beautiful, a lady nor beautiful,
And I do not need
for anyone to give me his hand."


Yes, my heart remembers...
But, follow me, the hour is passing...


And here is the charming garden,
Perfumed with myrtle and roses,
Where each evening discretely
You entered after dark...


Come, come, Marg. Come, let us
flee!


No! No! Stay awhile!


O heaven!... She doesn't hear me!


Alarm! Alarm! or you are lost!
If you delay anymore
I will no longer be involved!


The demon...the demon! Do you see him?
There ...in the shadows
Fixing on us his eye of fire?
What does he want of us?
Chase him from this holy place!


Let's leave this dark place,
Day has dawned;
By their sonorous steps
I hear our horses tapping the cobblestones.
Come, let's save her!
Maybe there is still time to do it!




My God, protect me!
My God, I implore you!
Pure angels, radiant angels,
Carry my soul to the bosom of Heaven!
Just God, to you I abandon myself!
Pure angels, radiant angels,
Carry my soul to the bosom of Heaven! etc.


Come! Let us flee!
Perhaps there is still time!
Come! Follow me; I wish it!
Come! Follow me! Come! Follow me!
Follow me! Come, I wish it!
Marguerite! Marguerite! Ah!


Let's hasten! The hour sounds!
Already the day floods, floods the sky!
Let us hasten! Let us hasten
To leave this place,
Already the day is flooding the sky!
Follow our steps, follow our steps
Come, or I will abandon you!
Let us hasten! Let us hasten
To leave this place,
Already the day is flooding the sky!
Judged!!


Saved! Christ is brought to life!
Christ has just been reborn!
Peace and joy to disciples of the master!
Christ has just been reborn!
Christ has just been reborn!
Christ is brought to life!


End of the opera

Translation by Lea Frey (blfrey@earthlink.net) Copyright 1998, Lea Frey

 


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