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Les Oiseaux Dans la Charmille Lyrics and Text Translation

Olympia's Aria from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann

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"Les Oiseaux Dans la Charmille" from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann is a magnificent soprano aria, that not too many soprano's can successfully perform. The one soprano I think takes the cake - Natalie Dessay. Here's a clip of her singing "Les Oiseaux Dans la Charmille". Sing along with her using the lyrics and text translation below!

French Text
Les oiseaux dans la charmille
Dans les cieux l'astre du jour,
Tout parle à la jeune fille d'amour!
Ah! Voilà la chanson gentille
La chanson d'Olympia! Ah!

Tout ce qui chante et résonne
Et soupire, tour à tour,
Emeut son coeur qui frissonne d'amour!
Ah! Voilà la chanson mignonne
La chanson d'Olympia! Ah!

English Translation
The birds in the arbor,
The sky's daytime star,
Everything speaks to a young girl of love!
Ah! This is the gentile song,
The song of Olympia! Ah!

Everything that sings and resonates
And sighs, in turn,
Moves his heart, which shudders of love!
Ah! This is the lovely song,
The song of Olympia! Ah!

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