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THE WAR ROOM OF THE PALACE Lyrics
THE WAR ROOM OF THE PALACE Song Lyrics
ZOSER is showing AMNERIS a giant map of the Nile.
But why did we invade Babylon?
Because once we have control of the waterways, the rest of the world opens up
Yes, but our Egyptian armies just stormed in and seized power? How oppressive
Perhaps, Princess. But where do you think that beautiful necklace came from?
(He points to her necklace. AMNERIS looks down at it, then removes it,
placing it on Zoser's table.)
Suddenly it's not so beautiful
I've been explaining our foreign campaigns to Amneris.
Yes. Because she wanted to know what's been preoccupying you of late.
Radames, I feel like we haven't had a moment along since you returned from
Nubia. I miss you. Can't we spend this afternoon together?
Of course. Of course, we can. But first, I'd like to have a word with my
(He takes a scroll from the table and hands it to AMNERIS.)
Here, you can read this while you wait.
"The Campaign at Kadesh."
It will give us something to talk about.
I didn't realize we were at a loss for topics. But then there's a lot I
That was clever of you.
I can't have you neglecting the girl. Not after all the trouble I've gone to.
You arranged a marriage.
There have been other arrangements as well, son. Things I've done on your
I haven't asked you to do anything for me!
No you're right, you haven't because you've been too busy whiling away the
hours with that slave girl.
Oh, your spies are good.
Radames, you can have your little diversion, just wait until after you've wed.
Like you did?
Your mother never had any complaints.
She never had any choice.
Don't you realize that whore could cost you the throne?
I don't care about the throne, father. Because I'm not like you. And I never
Aida (complete libretto) Song List
›A SLAVE BARGE
›FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE
›THE PAST IS ANOTHER LAND
›HOW I KNOW YOU
›MY STRONGEST SUIT
›THE PHARAOH'S PRIVATE BANQUET ROOM
›FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE (Reprise)
›ENCHANTMENT PASSING THROUGH
›AMNERIS' DRESSING ROOM
›STRONGEST SUIT (Reprise)
›THE NUBIAN SLAVE CAMP
›DANCE OF THE ROBE
›THE NILE'S EDGE
›THE GOD'S LOVE NUBIA
›A STEP TOO FAR
›EASY AS LIFE
›THE WAR ROOM OF THE PALACE
›LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
›WRITTEN IN THE STARS
›I KNOW THE TRUTH
›AMNERIS' DRESSING ROOM
›THE ROYAL WEDDING
›THE JUDGEMENT HALL
›ELABORATE LIVES (Reprise)
›THE INTERIOR OF THE TOMB
›ENCHANTMENT PASSING THROUGH (Reprise)
›EVERY STORY (Reprise)