from Act III of the French opera Carmen
by Georges Bizet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo|dramatic mezzo
Setting: A mountain pass.
Synopsis: Carmen reads her fortune from a deck of cards and finds that they predict death for her. Again and again she tries but it still comes up death. She then sings that fate is unavoidable for the cards never lie.