Prima donna

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Year:
1991
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ANDRE:
    Your public needs you!

FIRMIN:
    We need you, too!

CARLOTTA:
    (unassuaged) Would you not
    rather have your
    precious little
    ingenue?

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    Signora, no!
    the world wants you!

    (The MANAGERS adopt their most persuasive attitudes)

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    Prima donna
    first lady of the stage!
    Your devotees
    are on their knees
    to implore you !

ANDRE:
    Can you bow out
    when they're shouting
    your name?

FIRMIN:
    Think of how they all
    adore you!

BOTH:
    Prima donna,
    enchant us once again!

ANDRE:
    Think of your muse . . .

FIRMIN:
    And of the queues
    round the theatre!

BOTH:
    Can you deny us the triumph
    in store?
    Sing, prima donna, once more!

    (CARLOTTA registers her acceptance as the MANAGERS continue to cajole and the OTHERS reflect variously on the situation)

RAOUL:
    Christine spoke of an angel . . .

CARLOTTA:
    (to herself, in triumph)
    Prima donna
    your song shall live again!

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    (to CARLOTTA)
    Think of your public!

CARLOTTA:
    You took a snub
    but there's a public
    who needs you!

GIRY:
    (referring to CHRISTINE)
    She has heard the voice
    of the angel of music . . .

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    (to CARLOTTA)
    Those who hear your voice
    liken you to an angel!

CARLOTTA:
    Think of their cry
    of undying
    support !

RAOUL:
    Is this her angel of music . . .?

ANDRE:
    (to FIRMlN)
    We get our opera . . .

FIRMIN:
    (to ANDRE)
    She gets her limelight!

CARLOTTA:
    Follow where the limelight
    leads you!

MEG:
    Is this ghost
    an angel or a madman . . .?

RAOUL:
    Angel or madman . . .?

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    (aside) Leading ladies are a trial!

GIRY:
    Heaven help you,
    those who doubt . . .

CARLOTTA:
    You'll sing again,
    and to unending
    ovation!

RAOUL:
    Orders! Warnings!
    Lunatic demands!

GIRY:
    This miscasting
    will invite damnation . . .

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    Tears . . . oaths . . .
    Iunatic demands
    are regular occurrences!

MEG:
    Bliss or damnation?
    Which has claimed her . . .?

CARLOTTA:
    Think how you'll shine
    in that final encore!
    Sing, prima donna,
    once more!

GIRY:
    Oh fools, to have flouted his warnings!

RAOUL:
    Surely, for her sake . . .

MEG:
    Surely he'll strike back . . .

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    Surely there'll be further scenes -
    worse than this!

GIRY:
    Think, before
    these demands are rejected!

RAOUL:
    . . .I must see
    these demands are rejected!

MEG:
    . . . if his threats
    and demands are rejected!

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    Who'd believe a diva
    happy to relieve a chorus girl,
    who's gone and slept with the patron?
    Raoul and the soubrette,
    entwined in love's duet!
    Although he may demur,
    he must have been with her!

MEG/RAOUL:
    Christine must be protected!

CARLOTTA:
    0, fortunata!
    Non ancor
    abbandonata!

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    You'd never get away
    with all this in a play,
    but if it's loudly sung
    and in a foreign tongue
    it's just the sort of story
    audiences adore,
    in fact a perfect opera!

RAOUL:
    His game is over!

GIRY:
    This is a game
    you cannot hope to win!

RAOUL:
    And in Box Five
    a new game will begin . . .

GIRY:
    For, if his curse is on this opera . . .

MEG:
    But if his curse is on this opera . . .

ANDRE/FIRMIN:
    Prima donna
    the world is at your feet!
    A nation waits,
    and how it hates
    to be cheated!

CARLOTTA:
    The stress that falls upon a
    famous prima donna!
    Terrible diseases,
    coughs and colds and sneezes!
    Still, the dryest throat
    will reach the highest note,
    in search of perfect
    opera!


MEG/GIRY:
    . . . then I fear the outcome . . .

RAOUL:
    Christine plays the Pageboy,
    Carlotta plays the Countess . . .

GIRY:
    . . . should you dare to . .

MEG:
    . . . when you once again . . .

ALL:
    Light up the stage
    with that age old
    rapport!
    Sing, prima donna,
    once more!

PHANTOM'S VOICE:
    So, it is to be war between us! If these demands are not
    met, a disaster beyond your imagination will occur!

ALL:
    Once more!

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