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("Die Wirtin vom Goldenen Lamm")
Music by Richard Genée (1823 - 1895)
Translated and adapted by Louis C. Elson
ACT I - The Guesthouse of "The Golden Lamb", not far from Paris.
- No. 1 - Introduction
- "At Nanon's is not only excellent wine, but poured by a hostess of beauty divine, for Nanon is fine, and so is the wine..."
- No. 2 - Song - Marsillac, with Hector, Nanon and Chorus
- "Now put your nose in air, my nephew; pray take care, I wish you'd make a strong and good impression."
- No. 3 - Song - Nanon
- "Once before this tavern straying, our king Louis came in state, for a drink of some kind praying: 'For,' said he, 'my thirst is great' ..."
- No. 4 - Song - d'Aubigné
- "Ah, what a day joyful is this; I am so full of glee. Can I believe in my heart's bliss, will she be true to me! Day of Saint Anna..."
- No. 5 - Duett - Nanon and Ninon
- "Let us suppose that you fair Ninon's place were occupying; pray tell me what you'd do to keep off each suppliant lover..."
- No. 6 - Quartett - Nanon, Aubigné, Hector and Marsillac
- "That is a drink which we find splendid, yes, yes, the king was very right. In this the grape's own fire..."
- No. 7 - Finale Act I
- "Here we come in troops of dozens, uncles, nephews, aunts and cousins; all the relatives are here, yes, ev'ryone you bade appear! ..."
- No. 8 - Entre-Act and Chorus
- "At Ninon's is joy unfading in her parlors promenading , 'tis pleasure to ev'ry heart. Here are men of education, noble names..."
- No. 8½ - Song - Gaston
- "All that Frenchmen now will heed, ev'rything that would succeed is named after Ninon! He who lives in joy and light, he whose wit..."
- No. 9 - Song - Ninon and others
- "Faithful am I, to one plan steadfast. Yes, do not smile, e'en I am true; you'll find it good, easy to practise, and in all cases..."
- No. 10 - Minnelied - Aubigné
- "What can it be? What is't today that I am full of glee? My breast is light, my heart is gay, what can the reason be? ..."
- No. 10a - Song - Marsillac
- "When I'm by Ninon's side, how glad is then the breast! Away all sorrows glide, and one is wholly blest! Ah! To her each thought..."
- No. 11 - Sextet - Gaston, Ninon, Frontenac, Houlières, Hector & Marsillac
- "Monsieur de Marsillac! Be welcome sirs, I pray! Your servant! Who is only happy..."
- No. 12 - Duo - Nanon and Aubigné
- "Grignan! Nanon! Can this be? He/She here? Oh heav'n, but is it he? I'm in perplexity! Grignon's features, that is clear..."
- No. 13 - Song - Hector
- "Young appearing, I was fearing ev'ry maiden that came; quite delighted but affrighted, I was blushing with shame..."
- No. 14 - Finale Act II
- "At Ninon's is joy unfading. In her parlors promenading, no greater delight can be! Here are men of highest station..."
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