Your public needs you!
Firmin- We need you too!
Carlotta- Would you not rather have your precious little ingénue?
André and Firmin- Signora, no. The world wants you. Prima donna, first lady of the stage! Your devotees are on their knees to implore you!
André- Can you bow out when they're shouting your name? Firmin- Think of how they all adore you.
André and Firmin- Prima donna, enchant us once again
André- Think of your muse...
Firmin- And of the queues round the theatre!
André and Firmin- Can you deny us the triumph in store?
Andre and Firmin- Sing, prima donna, once more! | |Raoul- |Christine spoke of an angel... | |Carlotta- |Prima donna, your song shall live again!
|André and Firmin- |Think of your public! | |Carlotta- |You took a snub,
|but there's a public |who needs you! | |Giry- |She has heard the voice |of the angel of music... | |André and Firmin- |Those who hear your voice |liken you to an angel!
|Carlotta- |Think of their cry |of undying |support! | |Raoul- |Is this her angel of music...? | |André- |We get our opera...
|Firmin- |She gets her limelight! | |Carlotta- |Follow where the limelight |leads you! | |Meg- |Is this ghost |an angel or a madman...? | |Raoul- |Angel or madmadman...? | |André and Firmin- |Leading ladies are a trial! | |Carlotta- |Prima donna, |your song shall never die! | |Meg- |Voice of hell, or of heaven...? | |Giry |Heaven help you,|those who doubt... | |Carlotta |You'll sing again, |and to unending |ovation! | |Raoul
|Orders! Warnings! |Lunatic demands! | |Giry |This miscasting |Will invite damnation... | |André and Firmin |Tears... oaths... |lunatic demands |are regular occurences! | |Meg |Bliss or damnation? [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/prima-donna-lyrics-phantom-of-the-opera.html ]
|Which has claimed her...?
|Carlotta- |Think how you'll shine |in that final |encore! |Sing, prima donna, |once more! | |Giry- |Oh fools, |to have flouted his warnings! | |Raoul- |Surely, for her sake... | |Meg- |Surely he'll strike back... | |André and Firmin- |Surely there'll be further scenes -
|worse than this! | |Giry- |Think, before |these demands are rejected! | |Raoul- |...I must see these demands are rejected! | |Meg- |...if his threats
|and demands are rejected! | |André and Firmin- |Who'd believe a diva |happy to relieve a |chorus girl, who's gone |and slept with the patron? |Raoul and the soubrette, |entwined in love's duet! |Although he may demur, |he must have been with her! | |Meg and Raoul |Christine must be protected! | |Carlotta- |O, fortunata! |Non ancor
|abbandonata! | |André and Firmin- |You'd never get away |with all this in a play, |but if it's loudly sung |and in a foreign tongue, |it's just the sort of story |audiences adore, in fact a perfect |opera! | |Raoul- |His game is over! | |Giry- |This is a game |you cannot hope to win! | |Raoul- |And in Box Five |a new game will begin... | |Giry- |For, if his curse |is on this opera... | |Meg- |But if his curse
|is on this opera... | |André and Firmin- |Prima donna, |the world is at your feet! |A nation waits, |and how it hates, |to be cheated! | |Carlotta- |The stress that falls upon a |famous prima donna! |Terrible deseases, |coughs and colds and sneezes! | |Still, the dryest throat |will reach the highest note, |in search of perfect |opera! | |Meg and Giry- |...then I fear the outcome... | |Raoul- |Christine plays the Pageboy, |Carlotta plays the Countess... | |Giry- |...should you dare to... | |Meg- |...when you once again...
All- Light up the stage with that age-old rapport! Sing, prima donna, once more!
Phantom(spoken)- So, it is war between us! If these demands are not met, a disaster
beyond your imagination....will occur!
All- Once more!
Your public needs you!