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Princess Ida    Castle Adamant

Shubert Theatre, (10/13/1955 - 10/15/1955)
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Opening Date: Oct 13, 1955    
Closing Date: Oct 15, 1955 Total Performances: 8

Category: Musical, Opera, Revival, Broadway
Description: An opera in a prologue and two acts
Setting: Pavilion in King Hildebrand's Palace. Garden of Castle Adamant. Castle Adamant Court.

Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: Isidore Godfrey
Directed by Robert A. Gibson
Scenic Design by James Wade; Costume Design by James Wade
Company Manager: Les Appleby
Stage Manager: Jerome Stephens, Herbert Newby and Harry Haste
Press Representative: Gerald Goode
Donald Adams
John Banks
Beryl Dixon
Margaret Dobson
Ann Drummond-Grant
Lady Blanche
John Fryatt
Muriel Harding
Princess Ida
Trevor Hills
Maureen Melvin
Cynthia Morey
Lady Psyche
Fisher Morgan
King Hildebrand
Leonard Osborn
Peter Pratt
King Gama
Jeffrey Skitch
Jennifer Toye
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
Search throughout the panorama Florian and Chorus
Now harken to my strict command King Hildebrand and Chorus
Today we meet, my baby bride and I Hilarion
From the distant panorama Chorus
We are warriors three Ada, Guron, Scynthius and Chorus
If you give me your attention King Gama
P'raps if you address the lady most politely
Towards the empyrean heights of every kind of love Lady Psyche, Melissa and Chloe
Mighty maiden with a mission Chorus of Girls
Minerva! Minerva! Oh hear me Princess Ida
Come mighty Must! Lady Blanche
Gently, gently, evidently, we are safe so far Hilarion, Cyril and Florian
I am a maiden cold and stately Hilarion, Cyril and Florian
The world is but a broken toy Princess Ida, Cyril, Hilarion and Florian
A lady fair, of lineage high Lady Psyche, Hilarion, Cyril and Florian
The woman of the wisest wit Lady Psyche, Melissa, Hilarion, Cyril and Florian
Now wouldn't you like to rule the roost Melissa and Lady Blanche
Merrily ring the luncheon bell! Lady Blanche and Cyril
Would you know the kind of maid Cyril
Oh! Joy, our chief is sav'd
ACT 2 Sung By
Death to the invader! Melissa
I built upon a rock Princess Ida
When-e'er I spoke sarcastic joke King Gama and Chorus of Girls
When an anger spreads his wing Chorus of Ladies and Soldiers
This helmet, I suppose, was meant to ward off blows Arac, Guron, Scynthius and Chorus
This is our duty plain Chorus
With joy abiding, Together gliding