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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
Cast
Donald Adams Arac
John Banks Guron
Beryl Dixon Melissa
Margaret Dobson Chloe
Ann Drummond-Grant Lady Blanche
John Fryatt Hilarion
Muriel Harding Princess Ida
Trevor Hills Scynthius
Maureen Melvin Sacharissa
Cynthia Morey Lady Psyche
Fisher Morgan King Hildebrand
Leonard Osborn Cyril
Peter Pratt King Gama
Jeffrey Skitch Florian
Jennifer Toye Ada
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
ACT 1Sung By
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 2Sung 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