The Idol's Eye is a comic opera in three acts with libretto by Harry B. Smith and music by Victor Herbert. It opened at the Broadway Theatre, New York, on 25 October 1897.
| ABEL CONN
DON PABLO TABASCO
CHIEF PRIEST, of the Temple of the Ruby
CHIEF PRIESTESS, of the Temple of the Ruby
ACT I - Officers' Quarters of an English Regiment in India.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus and Quartet - "Daughter of officer, M.P., or Primate, lovely patrician exotics are we..."
- No. 2 - Kiss Duet - Maraquita, Winner and Girls - "I know a blue-eyed maiden with the usual hair of gold..."
- No. 3 - Song - Don Pablo and Chorus - "In that fair isle of Cuba fair Havana, there I raise the cocoanut and the banana..."
- No. 4 - Entrance of Brahmins and Hindoo Chorus - "Who is it comes to an air Oriental? ..."
- No. 5 - Balloon Song - Abel Conn and Chorus - "I started out from Frisco on a pleasant day in June..."
- No. 6 - Song - Bedalia and Chorus - "I'm the oldest of a dozen and I'm just fifteen, and the way the world's agin me..."
- No. 7 - Song - Abel and Chorus - "Oh, talk of Tommy Atkins, Captain Jinks, and all the lot who are military heroes..."
- No. 8 - Song - Damayanti and Chorus - "She came from England's shore, a siren to adore..."
- No. 9 - Finale Act I - "Thou, thou, thou art the guilty one; thou art responsible for the Rajah's jewel..."
ACT II - Interior of the Temple of the Ruby.
- No. 10 - Opening Chorus - "With dances wild, with music weird, we officiate to propitiate our deity so feared..."
- No. 11 - Song of the Priestess - "Here in the temple I've waited thee with hope and fear, waited many a year..."
- No. 12 - Song - Abel and Chorus - "Do you remember, Angeline, that heartless Human Snake who won my heart..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act II - "He speaks, he shakes, he speaks, he wakes; he creaks, he shakes, he speaks, he wakes..."
ACT III - Officers' Quarters (same as Act I).
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