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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Faust, Act III
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Lyric Soprano
Original key E Major
Language French
Composer Charles Gounod 1818 – 1893
Poet Jules Barbier 1825 – 1901
Range Ah! je ris de me voir si belle
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Ah! je ris de me voir si belle, a setting by Jules Barbier , was composed by Charles Gounod in 1859 (E Major) and premiered the same year. This aria takes part in Act III of his opera Faust.

This famous opera of Charles Gounod is based on the eponym play, written by Goethe, Faust. It was premiered at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris in 1859, where it met immediate success. It is, still nowadays, one of the most performed French operas of all times.
The opera opens on old doctor Faust, alone in his office, desperate and ready to suicide himself. Mephistopheles appears to tempt him: he will give him everything he asks for in exchange for his soul. He accepts and asks for youth once again (act I).
Act II opens on a feast, where Marguerite, a young beautiful girl is about to meet Faust. Her brother, Valentin is obliged to leave for war and asks his friend, Siébel, to protect and care for his sister, Marguerite. Satan appears and gives wine to all. Valentin and his friends understand the devil is there and try to fight back. When Marguerite appears, Faust offers her his arm but she refuses out of modesty.
Act III opens on Siébel, the friend of Valentin, brother of Marguerite. He confesses being in love with Marguerite in his aria, Faites lui mes aveux and leaves a flower bouquet for her, in the hope she will understand what he is secretly feeling. As he leaves, Mephistopheles laughs at him and gives Faust a chest full of jewels to give to Marguerite, convinced they will have more power than flowers. Marguerite appears weaving and singing a ballade. She finds the bouquet of Siébel and the chest full of jewels and expresses all the emotions she is feeling in her aria: Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle.

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