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Dear Andre, what a splendid party
The prologue to a bright new year
Quite a night, I'm impressed
Well, one does one's best
[Andre and Firmin:]
Here's to us
A toast to all the city
I must say all the same it is a shame that Phantom fellow isn't here!
Maquerade! Paper faces on parade
Masquerade! Hide your face so the world will never find you
Masquerade! Every face a different shade
Masquerade! Look around, there's another mask behind you
Flash of mauve
Splash of puce
Fool and king
Ghoul and goose
Green and black
Queen and priest
Trace of rouge
Face of beast
Take your turn, take a ride
On the merry-go-round
In an inhuman race
Eye of gold
Thigh of blue
True is false
Who is who?
Curl of lip
Swirl of gown
Ace of hearts
Face of clown
Faces! Drink it in, drink it up
Till you've drowned
In the light
In the sound
But who can name the face?
Masquerade! Grinning yellows, spinning reds
Masquerade! Take your fill, let the spectacle astound you
Masquerade! Burning glances, turning heads
Masquerade! Stop and stare at the sea of smiles around you
Masquerade! Seething shadows breathing lies
Masquerade! You can fool any friend who ever knew you
Masquerade! Leering satyrs, peering eyes
Masquerade! Run and hide, but a face will still pursue you
What a night!
What a crowd!
Makes you glad
Makes you proud
All the creme
De la creme
Watching us, watching them
All our fears are in the past
Of Elysian peace!
And we can breathe at last
No more notes
No more ghosts
Here's a health
Here's a toast
To a prosperous year
To our friends who are here
[Piangi and Carlotta:]
May the splendour never fade!
What a blessed release!
And what a masquerade
Think of it
Our secret engagement
Look, your future bride
Just think of it
Why is it secret? What have we to hide?
You promised me
No, Raoul, please don't, they'll see
Well then let them see
It's an engagement, not a crime
Christine, what are you afraid of?
[Christine (and Raoul in parenthesis):]
Let's not argue (Let's not argue)
Please pretend (I can only hope)
You will understand in time (I'll understand in time)
Paper faces on parade
Masquerade! Buring glances, turning heads
Masquerade! Grinning yellows, Spinning reds
Why so silent, good monsieurs?
Did you think that I had left you for good?
Have you missed me, good monsieurs?
I have written you an opera
Here, I bring the finish score
Don Juan Triumphant!
Fondest greetings to you all
A few instructions just before rehearsal starts
Carlotta must be taught to act
Not her normal trick of strutting 'round the stage
Our Don Juan must loose some weight
It's not healthy in a man of Piangi's age
And my managers must learn that their place is in an office
Not the arts
As for our star, Miss Christine Daaé
No doubt she'll do her best/It's true, her voice is good
She knows, though
Should she wish to excel
She has much still to learn
If pride will let her return to me, her teacher
Your chains are still mine, you belong to me!