Welcome, joy!

Opera details:

Opera title:

The Sorcerer

Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Language:

English

Synopsis:

The Sorcerer Synopsis

Libretto:

The Sorcerer Libretto

Translation(s):

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Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Lady Sangazure / Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre

Voice(s):

Contralto / Bass-Baritone

Act:

1.09

Previous scene: With heart and with voice
Next scene: All is prepared

Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 11. Welcome joy! adieu to sadness!

Singer(s): Donald Adams Christene Palmer

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Sullivan: The Sorcerer / Act 1 - 11. Welcome joy! adieu to sadness! · Christene Palmer · Donald Adams · Royal Philharmonic Orchestra · Isidore Godfrey

Gilbert & Sullivan Collection

℗ 1966 Decca Music Group Limited

Released on: 2011-01-01

Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Author: William Schwenck Gilbert

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SIR M.
(with stately courtesy)
Welcome joy, adieu to sadness!
As Aurora gilds the day,
So those eyes, twin orbs of gladness,
Chase the clouds of care away.
Irresistible incentive
Bids me humbly kiss your hand;
I'm your service most attentive--
Most attentive to command!

(Aside with frantic vehemence)
Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Goaded to distraction
By maddening inaction,
I find some satisfaction
In apostophe like this:
"Sangazure immortal,
"Sangazure divine,
"Welcome to my portal,
"Angel, oh be mine!"

(Aloud with much ceremony)
Irresistible incentive
Bids me humbly kiss your hand;
I'm your servant most attentive--
Most attentive to command!

LADY S.
Sir, I thank you most politely
For your grateful courtesee;
Compliment more true and knightly
Never yet was paid to me!
Chivalry is an ingredient
Sadly lacking in our land--
Sir, I am your most obedient,
Most obedient to command!

(Aside and with great vehemence)
Wild with adoration!
Mad with fascination!
To indulge my lamentation
No occasion do I miss!
Goaded to distraction
By maddening inaction,
I find some satisfaction
In apostophe like this:
"Marmaduke immortal,
"Marmaduke divine,
"Take me to thy portal,
"Loved one, oh be mine!"

(Aloud with much ceremony)
Chivalry is an ingredient
Sadly lacking in our land;
Sir, I am your most obedient,
Most obedient to command!

(During this the Notary has entered, with marriage contract.)

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