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Victor Herbert

Computer Generated MIDI Operas

"The Wizard of the Nile" (1895)

Music by Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith

ACT I   -   Public Square in Alexandria.

  • No. 1 - Opening Ensemble - "Aļah!  Aļah!  Aļah!  Aļah!  Father Nile, keep us in thy care, keep us in thy care, thy children, thy loving sons we are..."
  • No. 2 - Duet - Obeliska and Cheops, with Chorus - "He's not egotistic, but most optimistic;  he ever laughs loudest at Fate's severe frown..."
  • No. 3 - Oriental March - "Strew the way with flow'rets blooming, deck his path with garlands gay.  Let their blushing and perfuming make a monarch's holiday..."
  • No. 4 - Duet - Ptolemy, Simoona and Chorus - "I am the ruler of the whole Egyptian nation ... Excuse me, my dear, but you can't rule me! ..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Kibosh and Chorus - "Of all the magicians of lofty positions who give exhibitions, I'm easily King.   My mysteries hazy set ev'ryone crazy..."
  • No. 6a - Chorus - "Pure and white is the Lotos Lily flower, tira la!  tira la!  Fa la la la la!  Where it bloometh in its lonely river bower, tira la!  tira la!  Fa la la la la! ..."
  • No. 6b - Solo with Chorus - Cleopatra - "I have been a-maying, though the month is June, where the reeds are playing Zephyr's fairy tune..."
  • No. 7 - Duet - Kibosh and Cleopatra - "Tell me, tell me prithee tell me, you who are so old and wise, what this article may be that ev'rybody seems to prize..."
  • No. 8 - Solo - Ptarmigan - "If it were for me to lead to glory, to glory and the splendid pomp of war, then my love would have a diff'rent story..."
  • No. 9 - Finale Act I - "Strew the way with flow'rets blooming, deck the paths with garlands gay.  Let their blushing and perfuming make a monarch's holiday..."

ACT II   -   Terraced roof of the King's palace.

ACT III   -   Interior of the King's private pyramid.

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