Prologue, Overture a Hannibal - text

Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you.
Lot 665, ladies and gentleman: a papier mâché musical box, in the shape of a barrel-organ. Attached, the figure of a monkey in Persian robes, playing the cymbals. This item, discovered in the vaults of the theatre, still in working order.

Showing here.

May I start at twenty francs? Fifteen, then?
Fifteen I am bid.
Sold for thirty francs to the Vicomte de Chagny. Thank you, sir.

A collector´s piece indeed... every detail exactly as she said...
She often spoke of you, my friend... your velvet lining and your figurine of lead...
Will you still play, when all the rest of us are dead...?

Lot 666, then: a chandelier in pieces. Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera: a mystery never fully explained. We are told, ladies and gentleman, that this is the very chandelier which figures in the famous disaster. Our workshops have restored it and fitted up parts of it with wiring for the new electric light, so that we may get a hint of what it may look like when reassembled. Perhaps we may frighten away the ghost of so many years ago, with a little illumination, gentleman?

Overture begins.

After overture.
This trophy from our saviours, from the enslaving force of Rome!

The trumpeting elephants sound -
hear, Romans, now and tremble!
Hark to their step on the ground -
hear the drums!
Hannibal comes!

Text přidala Auditore

Videa přidal Evillabilla

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