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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Hérodiade, IJM 95, Act I
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano
Original key E b Major
Language French
Composer Giacomo Puccini 1858 – 1924
Poet Henri Meilhac Paul Milliet 1855-1924 Henri Grémont 1843 – 1900
Range Il est doux, il est bon
Presentation

Il est doux, il est bon, a setting by Paul Milliet and Henri Grémont, was composed by Jules Massenet (Eb Major) and premiered in 1881. This aria is part of Act I of his opera, Hérodiade.

In 1881, year where Hérodiade was premiered, Massenet is not yet the famous and established composer he would become, after the international success of his opera Manon in 1884. Hérodiade was first premiered in Brussels, as the director of the Opera of Paris refused the work, arguing that the libretto was inadequate and poorly crafted. Massenet later wrote an Italian version for la Scala, Erodiade. Nowadays, the French version of 1884 is often preferred even if the opera is rarely staged.

Act I opens on a crowd of Pharisees and Samaritans arguing. Phanuel arrives to inform them rebellion against the Romans is about to start. Salomé meets Phanuel and tells him how her encounter with the Prophet John helped her find peace, after been abandoned by her mother (aria: Il est doux, il est bon).

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Translation
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