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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 AdamsArac
John BanksGuron
Beryl DixonMelissa
Margaret DobsonChloe
Ann Drummond-GrantLady Blanche
John FryattHilarion
Muriel HardingPrincess Ida
Trevor HillsScynthius
Maureen MelvinSacharissa
Cynthia MoreyLady Psyche
Fisher MorganKing Hildebrand
Leonard OsbornCyril
Peter PrattKing Gama
Jeffrey SkitchFlorian
Jennifer ToyeAda
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
Search throughout the panoramaFlorian and Chorus
Now harken to my strict commandKing Hildebrand and Chorus
Today we meet, my baby bride and IHilarion
From the distant panoramaChorus
We are warriors threeAda, Guron, Scynthius and Chorus
If you give me your attentionKing Gama
P'raps if you address the lady most politely
Towards the empyrean heights of every kind of loveLady Psyche, Melissa and Chloe
Mighty maiden with a missionChorus of Girls
Minerva! Minerva! Oh hear mePrincess Ida
Come mighty Must!Lady Blanche
Gently, gently, evidently, we are safe so farHilarion, Cyril and Florian
I am a maiden cold and statelyHilarion, Cyril and Florian
The world is but a broken toyPrincess Ida, Cyril, Hilarion and Florian
A lady fair, of lineage highLady Psyche, Hilarion, Cyril and Florian
The woman of the wisest witLady Psyche, Melissa, Hilarion, Cyril and Florian
Now wouldn't you like to rule the roostMelissa and Lady Blanche
Merrily ring the luncheon bell!Lady Blanche and Cyril
Would you know the kind of maidCyril
Oh! Joy, our chief is sav'd
ACT 2 Sung By
Death to the invader!Melissa
I built upon a rockPrincess Ida
When-e'er I spoke sarcastic jokeKing Gama and Chorus of Girls
When an anger spreads his wingChorus of Ladies and Soldiers
This helmet, I suppose, was meant to ward off blowsArac, Guron, Scynthius and Chorus
This is our duty plainChorus
With joy abiding, Together gliding