Princess Ida


   

You are here: Archive Home > Princess Ida > Web Opera > Act I

ACT I

No. 1: CHORUS & SOLO (Florian)
"Search throughout the panorama"

SCENE:— Pavilion attached to King Hildebrand's Palace. Soldiers and Courtiers discovered looking out through opera-glasses, telescopes, etc. Florian leading.

Chorus.

Search throughout the panorama
For a sign of royal Gama,
Who to-day should cross the water
With his fascinating daughter —
Ida is her name.

Some misfortune evidently
Has detained them — consequently
Search throughout the panorama
For the daughter of King Gama,
Prince Hilarion's flame!
Prince Hilarion's flame!

Florian.
Will Prince Hilarion's hopes be sadly blighted?
Chorus.
Who can tell? Who can tell?
Florian.
Will Ida break the vows that she has plighted?
Chorus.
Who can tell? Who can tell?
Florian.
Will she back out, and say she did not mean them?
Chorus.
Who can tell?
Florian.
If so, there'll be the deuce to pay between them!
Sydney Granville as Florian
Click on picture to enlarge
Chorus.
No, no — we'll not despair, we'll not despair,
For Gama would not dare
To make a deadly foe
Of Hildebrand, and so,

Search through the panorama
For a sign of royal Gama,
Who today should cross the water
With his fascinating daughter —
Ida, Ida is her name.

Previous Page Previous Song Opera Home Page Top of Page Next Song Next Page

Archive Home  |  Princess Ida

Page Created 26 January, 2006