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From Les contes d’Hoffmann, Act III
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key D Major
Language French
Composer Jacques Offenbach 1819 – 1880
Poet Jules Barbier 1825 – 1901
Range Barcarolle

Barcarolle, a setting by Jules Barbier, was composed by Jacques Offenbach in 1880 (D Major) and premiered in 1881. This aria is part of Act III of his opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann.

Composed in 1880, Les Contes d’Hoffmann will be the last opera ever composed by Offenbach as he will die before its premiere. The libretto, by Jules Barbier, inspired by a play he had written with his co-writer Michel Carré, pictures a writer, Hoffman, at different moments of his love life. Hoffmann is, in fact, a real German writer, and three of his books where used as inspiration for the three different acts of the opera: the Sandman, the Cremona Violin, the Lost Reflection. Premiered after the composer’s death, it was immediately successful and is still one of the most staged operas nowadays.
The opera opens on a Prologue where a Muse hopes to have Hoffmann commit to one and only art: poetry. This scene is followed by one where Councillor Lindorf intercepts the letter and key sent by the prima donna Stella to Hoffmann, asking him to come to her dressing room for a meeting. Hoffmann, unaware, heads to the tavern where he entertains students with the story of Kleinzach. Lindorf convinces him to recount his three great loves. He starts by speaking of his love for Olympia.

Act I opens on Hoffmann falling in love with Olympia, a mechanical doll he believes to be human. Coppélius, a co-creator of the doll offers him glasses that make Olympia appear even more real. He dances with Olympia when his glasses fall to the floor. Coppélius breaks Olympia apart and Hoffman realizes his mistake.

Act II opens on Hoffmann searching for Antonia, a girl he has fallen in love with. Her father, Crespel has hidden her away from him. Antonia sings divinely well but her father forbids her to do so, to preserve her health. Hoffman manages to see Antonia in the absence of her father and the lovers reunite. Later Dr Miracle enters “to heal” Antonia. When Hoffman discovers she could die from singing too much, he asks her to stop and she reluctantly accepts. Dr Miracle, alone with her, convinces her otherwise, leading Hoffmann and her father to witness Antonia’s death.

Act III, set in Venice, opens on a beautiful Barcarolle: Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour.

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Barcarolle originated was composed by Jacques Offenbach. The original lyrics are in French. The melodious note arrangement of Barcarolle ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Barcarolle sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Barcarolle sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Barcarolle by J. Offenbach sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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