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From Roméo et Juliette, Act II
Voice / Vocal Fach Tenor
Original key B Major
Language French
Composer Charles Gounod 1818 – 1893
Poet Jules Barbier 1825 – 1901
Range Ah! lève-toi soleil!

Ah lève-toi soleil! , a setting by Jules Barbier , was composed by Charles Gounod in 1867 (B Major) and premiered the same year. This aria takes part in act II of his opera, Roméo et Juliette.

This famous opéra of Charles Gounod is based on the eponym play, written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. The libretto follows very closely the original play. It was premiered at the Théâtre Lyrique of Paris on the 27th of April 1867 and met immediate success.
The opera opens on a short chorus staging the rivalry between two powerful families in Verona: the Montagus and Capulets.
In the next scene, while Tybalt is talking to Paris about Juliet, she appears with her father. Romeo and his friends enter, disguised. When Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time, it is love at first sight. However, Tybalt almost surprises them and suspects Romeo to be his rival. He wants immediate revenge but Capulet asks for the ball to continue.
Act II is set in the garden of the Capulets. Juliet is at her balcony and Romeo expresses his love passionately to her in his aria: Ah! Lève-toi Soleil!

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