An aria from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, adapted from the Habanera "El Arreglito" originally composed by Sebastián Yradier. The song is also sometimes known by its first two lines, "Quand je vous aimerai…? / L'amour est un oiseau rebelle que nul ne peut apprivoiser".
The Habanera Songfacts reports that the habanera is a genre of Cuban popular dance music of the 19th century, which was brought back to Spain by sailors, where it became popular for a… read more
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