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Princess Ida   
Castle Adamant

Fifth Avenue Theatre, (2/11/1884 - 3/22/1884)
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Opening Date: Feb 11, 1884    
Closing Date: Mar 22, 1884 Total Performances: 48

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Original, 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 John Stetson
Libretto by William S. Gilbert; Music by Arthur Sullivan
Scenic Design by Joseph Clare and John Thompson; Costume Design by P. Godchaux & Co.
Produced under the personal supervision of: Frank Thornton
Conducted by John Mullaly
Eva BarringtonSacharissa
Florence BemisterLady Psyche
Signor C. BrocoliniKing Hildebrand
E.J. CloneyScynthius
Eily CoghlanChloe
Hattie DelaroMelissa
James EarlyGuron
Charles F. LangFlorian
Wallace McCreeryHilarion
Clara PrimroseAda
Genevieve ReynoldsLady Blanche
W. S. RisingCyril
J. H. RyleyKing Gama
M. Ainsley ScottArac
Cora TannerPrincess Ida
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