from Act I of the French opera Carmen
by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo|dramatic mezzo
Setting: A square in Seville
Synopsis: After Carmen is arrested for fighting another girl in the cigarette factory, Don Jose is assigned to watch her. She sings that she wants to go to her friend Lillias Pastia's inn and insinuates that she would like him to go with her.