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"Les Cloches de Corneville" (1877)
"The Bells of Corneville" (1902)
Music by Robert Planquette (1848 - 1903)
Libretto by Clairville and Charles Gabet
ACT I - Scene 1 - A forest near the village of Corneville.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "All who for servants are enquiring, just look at us if you'd be hiring..."
- No. 2 - Rondeau - Serpolette
- "I may be Princess, leastways Madam, that from my style at once is seen..."
- No. 3 - Barcarolle - Grenicheux
- "On billow rocking, at tempest mocking, gallant sailor boy, ocean's thy home..."
- No. 4 - Duo - Germaine and Grenicheux
- "'Twas but an impulse, that I own, (and wrong perhaps the troth then spoken)..."
- No. 5 - Legend of the Bells - Germaine and Chorus
- "Yes! that castle old by wizard is enchanted..."
- No. 6 - Valse-Rondo - Henri
- "With joy my heart has often bounded, when one plank parted death and me..."
- No. 7 - Finale to First Tableau
- "Such conduct is quite sad, and in one about to marry..."
ACT I - Scene 2 - The Fair of Corneville.
ACT II - A Hall in the Chateau of Corneville.
- No. 10 - Entr'Acte and Opening Chorus
- "Let our torches light up the gloom. We're not frighten'd like simple yeomen..."
- No. 10bis - Air - Germaine
- "From pallid cheek you may be telling, with fear, not courage, now I thrill..."
- No. 10c - Trio, and Song - Serpolette, with Grenicheux and Bailli
- "I'll shut my eyes..." & "Not a ghost at all! ..."
- No. 11 - Buffo Song - Le Bailli
- "Oh dear! oh dear! that riot and that rabble, never was Bailli so beset before! ..."
- No. 12 - Recit. and Air - Henri and Chorus
- "Nay! no phantom they knights of old, my ancestors their leal watch silent keeping..."
- No. 13 - Ensemble and Couplet - Serpolette and others
- "What's she saying? ... 'Twas I, 'twas I, these papers cannot lie! ..."
- No. 14 - Duo - Henri and Germaine
- "'Tis she! a happy fate hath brought her to me, who all in vain had sought her! ..."
- No. 15 - Chorus and Quintette
- "As he's looking somewhat pale, put, oh, put him into mail! ..."
- No. 16 - Finale Act II
- "Love, honor, happiness, moon of honey, what are they all compar'd to gold? ..."
ACT III - A Park, with a statue and shubbery.
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