Aria Language: Italian

From Parisotti's book of antique arias.

Aria Language: French
Voice: Mezzo
Opera: Carmen

Instrumental version of the famous aria "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle", also known as the "Habanera" from opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet.

Original French text:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
Que nul ne peut apprivoiser,
Et c'est bien en vain qu'on l'appelle,
S'il lui convient de refuser.
Rien n'y fait, menace ou prière;
L'un parle bien, l'autre se tait,
Et c'est l'autre que je préfère;
Il n'a rien dit mais il me plaît.

Refrain: (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle) etc.

L'amour est l'enfant de Bohême,
Il n'a jamais, jama... » ... sing it!

Tags: famous arias
Aria Language: Italian

Caro mio ben by Tommaso Giordani (sometimes attributed to Tommaso's brother, Giuseppe) is one of the most beloved voice pieces from the classical repertoire.
It was also included by Alessandro Parisotti in his best-selling XIX century book "Antique arias", still used nowadays by most classical singing students and teachers.

The inner beauty and simplicity of this melody make it a great song for beginners, but also a tough challenge for the most experienced singers to show their musicality... just have a look at Cecila Bartoli's version of "Caro mio ben... » ... sing it!