The sun whose rays are all ablaze

Opera details:

Opera title:

The Mikado

Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Language:

English

Synopsis:

The Mikado Synopsis

Libretto:

The Mikado Libretto

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Yum-Yum

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2

Previous scene: A wandering minstrel
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Valerie Masterson in The Mikado (vaimusic.com)

Singer: Valerie Masterson


Valerie Masterson sings "The Sun, whose rays are all ablaze"
From: VAI DVD 4247 The Mikado
The D'Oyly Carte Opera company production (1966)
Isidore Godfrey, conductor
Color. 122 min
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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

The sun, whose rays are all ablaze with ever-living glory,
does not deny his majesty--he scorns to tell a story!
He don't exclaim, "I blush for shame, so kindly be indulgent";
but fierce and bold, in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent.

I mean to rule the earth, as he the sky--
We really know our worth, the sun and I!

Observe his flame, that placid dame, the moon's celestial highness;
There's not a trace upon her face of diffidence or shyness:
She borrows light, that, through the night, mankind may all acclaim her!
And, truth to tell, she lights up well; So I, for one, don't blame her.

Ah, pray make no mistake, we are not shy;
We're very wide awake, the moon and I!

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Standard Vocal Literature: SopranoGilbert & Sullivan for Singers: Soprano