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Artist :Andrew Lloyd Webber
Album :The Phantom of The Opera
Title :

Overture


This trophy from our saviours
From our saviours
From the enslaving force of Rome!

With feasting and dancing and singing
tonight in celebration
we greet the victorious throng
returned to bring salvation!

The trumpets of Carthage resound!
HearRomansnow and tremble!
Hark to our step on the ground!

Hear the drums -
Hannibal comes!

Sad to return to find the land we love threatened once more by Roma's far-reaching grasp.

Gentlemengentlemen.
Rehearsalsas you seeare under wayfor a new production of Chalumeau's 'Hannibal'.

M. LefevreI am rehearsing.

M. ReyerMme. Giryladies and gentlemenpleaseif I can have your attentionthank you
As you knowfor some weeks there have been rumours of my imminent retirement.
I can now tell you that these were all trueand it is my pleasure to introduce to you
the two gentlemen who now own the Opera PopulaireM. Richard Firmin and M. Gilles Andre.

And we're deeply honored to introduce our new patronthe Vicomte de Chagny

My parents and I are honored to support all the arts
Especially the world-renowned Opera Populaire

GentlemenSignora Carlitta Guidicelliour leading soprano for five seasons now.
Signor Ubaldo Piangi.

An honourSignor. I believe I'm keeping you for your rehearsal
I will be here this evening to share your great triumph
My apologiesmonsieur

Thank youM. Le Vicomteonce moreif you pleaseSignor

He love me
We take a particular pride here in the excellence of our balletsmonsieur
I see whyespecially the little blonde angel
My daughterMeg Giry
And that exceptional beautyno relation I trust
Christine Daaepromising talentM. Firminvery promising
Daaeyou say? No relation to the famous Swedish violinist?
His only childan orphan at seven when she came to live and train in the Ballet Dormitory.
An orphanyou said?

Bid welcome to Hannibal's guests -
the elephants of Carthage!
As guides on our conquering quests
Dido sends
Hannibals friends!

The trumpeting elephants sound -
hearRomansnow and tremble!
Hark to their step on the ground -
hear the drums!
Hannibal comes!

Ah Daaeall that they want is your dancing
Vicomte is very excited about tonight's gala
He's excited by dancing girls as your new managers
Because I will not be singing
Bye byedancing girlbye bye
What do we do?
Grovelgrovelgrovel
Principessa. Bella diva
Si si
Goddess of song
Mr. Reyerisn't there a rather marvelous aria for Elisa in Act Three of 'Hannibal'?
M. Reyer?
If My diva commands?
YesI do



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