Barcarolle performed by Corinna Herden

Barcarolle performed by Corinna Herden

And now we bring you a moment of comfort: have a little sway in your imaginary gondola to this stunning rendition of Barcarolle by Offenbach.

Our friend Corinna Herden in Vienna recorded this for her friends who had been planning to attend the Venice Carnival this year, which was sadly cut short.

Yes, that’s Corinna singing both voice parts, and we absolutely love it.

Lyrics

Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour
Souris à nos ivresses
Nuit plus douce que le jour
Ô,belle nuit d’amour!

Le temps fuit et sans retour
Emporte nos tendresses
Loin de cet heureux séjour
Le temps fuit sans retour
Zéphyrs embrasés
Versez-nous vos caresses
Zéphyrs embrasés
Donnez-nous vos baisers!

Vos baisers! Vos baisers! Ah!
Belle nuit, ô, nuit d’amour
Souris à nos ivresses
Nuit plus douce que le jour,
Ô, belle nuit d’amour!
Ah! souris à nos ivresses!
Nuit d’amour, ô, nuit d’amour!
Ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah! ah!

Sopranos and Mezzos: this the perfect song for you to duet remotely with friends. Get started with Barcarolle by Offenbach today.

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