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LUSHA
OPERA LIBRETTO AND
ORCHESTRAL SCORE
I ACT
(IN III PARTS)
BY
RUDOLF ZARAS
© COPYRIGHT 1993 ZARAS
LUSHA
OPERA LIBRETTO
I ACT
(IN III PARTS)
BY
RUDOLF ZARAS
SCENA
It is the year 2010, a time in Mexico city when opera flourished with renewed popularity once
again. This story is about a thirty-five year old diva, LUSHA, the great opera singer and daughter
of Russian immigrants, but who was born and brought up in the Mexico, Districto Federal.
Lusha is in love with VITALOS, a great piano and opera composer who lived in the 19th
century. Vitalos was a man that Lusha could only dream about, and adore within her own heart and
imagination. She fell in love with him because of his operas that she has performed. Being in love
was one thing, but for Lusha, being in love with a man that had lived in another century, was
unrequited love beyond torture. This was what had motivated her to be the most expressive and
distinguished opera singer of her time. Conveying her real anguish, intensity, passion, and love into
her work.
Part I opens as an opera within an opera. Lusha is performing the final scene of "PLEASE
CELEST," a work by Vitalos that takes place in medieval times. She is playing Celest, the reluctant
princess who has been playing hard to get, but finally deciding that she doesn't want to be the
consort of a prince, thus brushing off the four prince suitors that are trying to woo her.
After the opera is over, she is congratulated back stage by everyone including Syro, the
impresario. Syro is a 40 year-old Mexican-Italian who is portly and sports a ponytail. He adores
and venerates Lusha for the great opera singer that she is. Luciano Pavarotti who was in the
audience also congratulates her backstage. He also admires her. Lusha is then met in her dressing
room by Chichi, a flashy and beautiful socialite who is Lusha's confidant and best friend.
While both women talk about Vitalos, Syro stops in to make sure that Lusha is going to the
party that is being thrown in her honor for the success of the opera. But she will first take a quick
nap in her dressing room. Chichi stupidly offers her some sleeping pills so she might rest better.
When Syro and Chichi leave, Lusha falls into a deep sleep and dreams of going to the party. But
instead of the actual party, she goes back to the time of Vitalos in Paris, 1843. Vitalos is throwing
his own party in her honor for the stupendous and epic interpretation of his work.
Here, Lusha meets Vitalos for the first time. She also meets other distinguished characters of the
past. She falls in love all over again with Vitalos. Vitalos falls in love with her as well. For Lusha it
was the dream to end all dreams. But as the inevitable would have it, she then wakes up realizing
that it was only a dream. It sends her into the most depressed and despondent state causing her to
give up the will to live. She consequently swallows all the sleeping pills that Chichi gave her. She
swallows the pills irrationally thinking that, if she makes her dream permanent, she will be with
Vitalos for eternity. But she only succumbs to a tragic end from such a feverish and obsessed love.
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DRAMATIS PERSONAE
LUSHA:
FOUR PRINCE SUITORS:
SYRO:
VITALOS:
CHICHI:
LUCIANO PAVAROTTI:
RICHARD WAGNER:
BERLIOZ:
PRINCESS CRISTINA
BELGIOJOSO:
COUNTESSA D MARIE
AGOULT:
FRANZ LISZT:
ORCHESTRA VOICE:
Lyric Soprano (Prima Donna)
(Lusha as Celest)
Tenors
Baritone (Impresario)
Helden Tenor (Medius)
Coloratura Soprano
Tenor
Tenor Robusto
Tenor Robusto
Mezzo Soprano
Mezzo Soprano
Tenor
Soprano
OTHER CAST
Alexander Dumas
Niccolo Paganini
Giocchino Rossini
Honore Balzac
Frederic Chopin
George Sand
Victor Hugo
Head Servant and Servants in Part II
Backstage crew in Part I
II Medics in Part III
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PART I
SCENE I
[The scene is a prop of an opera production, (on actual opera front stage) facing toward a
simulated prop audience, (to the back of the actual front stage. Prop simulated audience is
graphed onto backdrop with recorded audio applause and praises.) It is the conclusion of the last act
in the performance of "POR FAVOR CELESTIA." It is one of the earlier works of opera and piano
composer Vitalos. In the last scene of Por Favor Celestia, Lusha is cast in the role of Celestia. The
curtain goes up to the frenzy of the audience yelling for Lusha.
PROP AUDIENCE: (Chorus)
LUSHA! LUSHA! LUSHA! LUSHA!
[While stomping their feet on the wooden floor in unison. They are then overpowered by the
orchestra and chorus of the four suitors.]
FOUR SUITORS:
Celestia Princesa
Mi querida
Tu eres el amor
De mi vida.
[Four suitors are entreating Celestia inside her father's castle. But Celestia always reluctant
finally tells them that she could never be bonded to any kingdom, not even her father.]
CELESTIA:
Que corto el breve suspiro
[Prop audience claps, cheers, and whistles wildly as Lusha starts to sing.]
Honores de esmalte sentido
Tributo de reyes al torno
Asaltos con amor
Fermentos de una flor
Que forma de lucro se empena
Ofrenda con lujos
Terno a la boga
Con ojos de ducho
Que ves la torre
Ni es mia
FOUR PRINCE SUITORS:
No es tener temor
Que no son palabras de horor
Si tu
Me das
Amor
CELESTIA:
No!
No!
No! No! No!
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Me voy
Lejos
De ti
Muy lejos
Nos Vamos
Quedando
Derotos
Heridos
De que
Si!
Si!
Si!
Au revoir
Turoolu
Balgame
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Y porque
Tu digame
CELESTIA:
Estan sonando tan fasil
Carinando el placer
Renuncien la pasion
Que desaparesca
FOUR PRINCE SUITORS:
No es tener temor
Que no son palabras de horor
Si tu
Me das
Amor
Me voy
Lejos
De ti
Muy lejos
Nos Vamos
Quedando
Derotos
Heridos
De que
CELESTIA:
No!
No!
No! No! No!
Si!
Si!
Si!
Au revoir
Turoolu
Balgame
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Y porque
Tu digame
QUINTET:
Heridos Y que!
[The opera culminates into a roar of applause and praises as another curtain falls on the prop
audience, (exposing the back stage scenery to the real audience, and consequently leaving the
backstage as the continuing set for the first scene.) The curtain opens back up to the endless
applause and adulation of the people as Lusha and the suitors are seen again for an encore
appearance. They bow reaping the admiration and glitter of flashing cameras. They bow again.
Then as the curtains finally close, Lusha is congratulated by Syro, the impresario as he meets her
while stage crew and cast gather around her as well. Syro kisses her hand, then presents her with
roses.]
SYRO:
Te felicito Lusha prima donna!
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BACKSTAGE CREW AND CAST: (Chorus)
Que viva Lusha!
SYRO:
Si!
La opera fue un gran exito!
LUSHA:
Que lindo ver ya
Tanto querer
En este mundo
EVERYONE: (Chorus except Lusha)
Tu eres la mejor
Cantante y flor
Que Dios ha hecho
Y que preserve tu voz
Regala Dios
Bendito haliento
SYRO:
La fuente de oro escuche
CHORUS:
Alabanza!
SYRO:
La brisa en las alas de angeles!
LUSHA:
Gracias ha todos.
[Everyone notices someone trying to make their way from the audience to the backstage
through the closed curtain. Finally through the middle flaps of the curtains emerges Luciano
Pavarotti. He was in the audience and has now come to meet and congratulate Lusha for her
magnificent performance.]
LUCIANO:
Es un angel que escuche!
EVERYONE: (They exclaim in surprise while some point him out)
Luciano Pavarotti!
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LUCIANO: (While making his way toward Lusha)
Por Dios aqui entre mil
Yo te digo que esta el fin
No abra otra voz como tu
EVERYONE: (Chorus except Lusha and Pavarotti)
Honor tendran
Los mas grandes te dan
LUCIANO:
Que bella tu voz
Gozar lo mas grande de Dios
LUSHA:
Eh querido yo saber
Y tambien yo de conoser
Al maestro me toca ver
Luciano el tenor
Mas famoso
El mas famoso
No mas solo ah escuchar
Ha mi voz
LUCIANO:
Linda rosa
EVERYONE: (Chorus except Lusha and Pavarotti)
Por Dios aqui
Entre mil
El te dise que
LUCIANO:
Esta el fin
No habra otra voz como tu
EVERYONE: (Chorus except Lusha)
Honor tendran
Los mas grandes te dan
LUCIANO:
Misas de voz
Aplausos en tu altar
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LUSHA:
Eh querido yo saber
Y tambien yo de conoser
Al maestro me toca ver
Luciano el tenor
Mas famoso
El mas famoso
No mas solo ah escuchar
Ha mi voz
LUCIANO:
Linda rosa
EVERYONE: (Chorus except Lusha)
Por Dios aqui
Entre mil
Proclamar
Que esta el fin
No habra otra voz major
LUSHA:
Hanelos para ver
[Curtain Close]
SCENE II
[Curtain Open]
[Lusha is barely coming into her dressing room. She puts the roses aside while loosening her
bulky renaissance costume. She then walks over to a life-size poster of Vitalos from the only
photograph that was taken of him during his lifetime. She kisses her fingers then touches the feet
of the poster. Lusha sits down to take some makeup off. It is during this time that Chichi, her best
friend walks in. She is dressed in a ski tight luminescent skirt with very high heels, gloves, and lots
of jewelry. She goes over to congratulate Lusha with a hug and a kiss.
CHICHI: [Parlante]
Que hermoso cantaste!
LUSHA: [Parlante]
Estube nerviosa.
CHICHI:
Que voz tan divina
LUSHA:
Toda despeinada [While glancing over at the mirror]
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CHICHI:
Vitalos compuso una gran opera
[Lusha's face lights up at the mention of Vitalos' name as she turns to look at Chichi with eager
anticipation as though Vitalos himself to jump out at the very mentioning of his name, but then puts
her head down into her arms over the dressing room vanity while feeling the pains of her love.
Chichi glances over at the poster of Vitalos then sympathetically looks at Lusha. She knows how
obsessed she is with this man who lived over a century ago. She tries to console Lusha.]
CHICHI:
Ya se que tanto lo amas
Y no te quiere ha ti hamas
Ya es inutil tanto pensar
Ya no debiyas de tu llorar
CHICHI & LUSHA: [Duet]
Que triste estado enamorar
Ha Vitalos
CHICHI:
Es que es muy facil para sonar
Ves tu una rosa al enganar [while grabbing one of the roses that Lusha brought]
Esta dos cosas que sientes tu
Si el corazon no te enseno
CHICHI & LUSHA: [Duet]
Que triste estado enamorar
Ha Vitalos
LUSHA:
Es que ya no puedo durmir
Noche tras noche
Tras noche
Tras noche
Tras noche
Tras noche sufrir por ti [while walking over and looking at the poster]
Por que el amor duele asi
CHICHI & LUSHA: [Duet]
Que triste estado enamorar
Ha Vitalos
[Lusha looks at Chichi while slightly shrugging her shoulders with uncertainty of what may
become of her love. Then both of them kind of look and move away from each other as though they
don't know what to say anymore. At this time Syro knocks on the dressing room door.]
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LUSHA: [Parlante]
Entra!
SYRO: [He begins to speak with half of his body looking in making sure that Lusha is decent.]
Querida de honor [he now walks in closing the door behind him.]
Soy tu servidor
Pulcro divina
Donde el mundo termina
CHICHI:
Rostro de este rubo soroche [jesting with Syro while pinching his cheeks]
SYRO:
Misericordia! [embarrassed]
LUSHA: [Parlante]
Chichi! [don't embarrass Syro]
CHICHI:
Escusa me
SYRO:
Te traje champana [as he begins to open the bottle and pours some into cups]
Yo propongo haser un brindis
Tu gran triunfo
LUSHA:
Mas sola ebrio vivo
Y no pertenese ha mi
CHICHI:
Ocio efluvio avisa
[By this time everyone has a cup in their hands]
SYRO:
Un tremendo salud
CHICHI & LUSHA:
Sa-lud! [They all drink]
SYRO:
AH!
LUSHA:
AH!
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CHICHI:
AH!
LUSHA:
Esto la Virgen Maria condena [Referring to the booze]
SYRO:
Contemplandote!
LUSHA:
Via melancholia
SYRO:
Tu fragrante respire
LUSHA:
Destino
LUSHA & CHICHI:
Cruel que nos hase despertar
SYRO:
Resos
LUSHA:
Misas
LUSHA & CHICHI:
Que jnos van a desafiar
SYRO:
Es en tu honor [at Lusha]
La celebracion
Handale vamos
Al banquete festivo
[Syro wants to accompany Lusha to the party thrown in her honor]
LUSHA:
Syro estoy muy durmiente [while pouring herself more Champaign]
CHICHI:
Es mejor que duerma
SYRO:
Si!
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CHICHI:
Si!
LUSHA:
Si!
Esto la Virgen Maria condena [she hiccups]
SYRO:
Tu modorra
LUSHA:
Tierna
SYRO:
Sonolienta descansa
LUSHA:
Festivo
[At this time Lusha is sitting on the couch after becoming dizzy from the effects of the booze,
and because she is tired. She is thinking that she is going to enjoy herself at the opera's
celebration banquet that Syro has put together. But first she is going to take a little nap.]
CHICHI:
Dejo pastillas de durmir [she gives Lusha her bottle of sleeping pills that she is carrying in
her purse, thinking that Lusha might need them to help her rest.]
SYRO:
Duerme
LUSHA:
Fiesta
[Lusha speaks in a drowsy tome of voice while still thinking of the celebration that she is
going to. She then lays down to sleep and Syro covers her with a large coat.]
SYRO & CHICHI:
Mil centinelas mande Dios
Para cuidar tus suenos
CHICHI:
Goodnight [they tiptoe out of the dressing room.]
[Curtain close]
END OF PART I
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INTERMEZZO
PART II
SCENE I
[Lusha's dream]
[Curtain Open]
[It is within Lusha's dream that takes her back to Paris of 1843, the time of Vitalos.
It is evening and the scene is inside of Vitalos large estate. Guests begin to file in one after another
as Vitalos and Syro greet them as they walk into the salon. A servant is announcing them at the
door as he welcomes them in. Other servants are in the background taking care of last minute
preparations. Vitalos has invited the most distinguished talents of Paris in honor of Lusha's
performance of his opera.
[The guests include in order as they walk in:]
SERVANT: [parlante]
Messieurs Gioacchino Rossini y
Alexander Dumas
Maestros Hector Berlioz y
Franz Liszt
Accompanado por countessa Marie D Agoult y
Princesa Cristina Belgiojoso
El distingido Honore Balzac
Maestros Richard Wagner y
Frederic Chopin
Accompaniado por la fabulosa George Sand
Y el maestro Niccolo Paganini
[At this time while Vitalos finishes his handshake with Paganini, notices Lusha as she walks
in with Chichi behind her. For a few moments, Lusha just stands there looking at Vitalos as he also
stands there looking at Lusha. Then Chichi breaks the awkwardness by moving forward and
greeting Vitalos. Lusha also greets him. Vitalos kisses both women's hands. Lusha is completely
captivated because to her, she is meeting Vitalos for the first time. Vitalos is also taken by her
beauty. Both are in love with each other as only in a fairytale dream.
Now all the guests shower their attention on Lusha. She remembers all of them from
somewhere before, but familiar faces she is sure that she has never personally met.
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WAGNER:
AH Lusha! [as he walks up to her]
Lusha!
Lusha!
Lusha!
Lusha!
Me da un gran gusto de adarte este honor
BERLIOZ:
Lusha!
Lusha!
Lusha!
Lusha!
Me da un gran gusto de adarte este honor
LUSHA:
Gracias usted senor [to Wagner]
Gracias usted senor [to Berlioz]
Gracias a los dos muy queridos [pinching both their cheeks]
Gracias por estos sentidos
Gracias a ustedes yo les doy.[thanking the 2 men, she looks at Vitalos.]
VITALOS: [to Lusha]
Amor mas hermoso senero
Color de un amanecer
Tu arco iris iluminante
Un esplendor
Del Amante
Suplico
EVERYONE: [Chorus except Lusha and Vitalos]
Dios Espiritu Santo
Con su bendicion
Esta mujer confirmo
VITALOS:
Probar un holgorio de placer
Fundir que mescla esta flor
Con un diamante muy brillante
Propongo yo
Un romance
Con tu voz
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EVERYONE: [Chorus except Lusha and Vitalos]
Dios Espiritu Santo
Con su bendicion
Esta mujer confirmo
VITALOS:
Estrafa de pasion
tu belleza entremece
Mi acion
Tremulos al sentir
Tan insano de losano
Sin fingir
Estreno de un amor
PRINCESA CRISTINA:
Lirio querido rosal
Fragancia de nido
Con miel de un panal
VITALOS:
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Mas quien aprende
Defenderse del ayer
Merece suceder
Tanto como reina al nacer
A un trono de amor
Surcos hondos con chismes de honor
Laberintos que atrapan al hombre senor
COUNTESSA MARIE:
Regio alta sociedad
Alas te van a elevar
ALL WOMEN: [chorus except Lusha]
Lirio querido rosal
Nido con miel de un panal
Peregrina de luz
[The guests move off toward the back talking among themselves in a darkening set while the
highlight is on Chichi who is at the front of the stage. She is joyed that Lusha finally gets to
meet Vitalos. Lusha and Vitalos go and sit on a couch off to the side. Chichi glances at them.
She envies her a little.]
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CHICHI:
Bondad asi
Bondad asi
Bondad asi
Bondad asi
Triunfo a lo mortal
Brecha maldad
Consolidar
Consolidar
Consolidar
Consolidar
La luz del sol
Con lo azul del mar
Traba juntos una forma de amor
Logras imponerse a lo azul
Ungir lo amoroso y salud
Tener fabulosa ventura
Puro amor
Puro amor
Realizar
Subito
Un amor
[The stage background is lighted up again. Franz Liszt requests that Lusha sing to them a
song. He will accompany her on the piano while Paganini on the violin.]
LISZT: [Cantilenare a capriccio]
Lusha! Ven preciosa—Ven a cantarnos una cancion!
LUSHA: [parlante]
Con todo placer! [Franz escorts her to the piano]
LISZT:
Paganini y yo te acompaniaremos con el violino y el pianoforte!
[Paganini grabs a violin that Vitalos has hanging on the wall, rapidly tuning the instrument.
The Lusha turns toward both musicians conferring in a whisper as to what they are going
to
perform. Having quickly decided, the two extraordinary musicians commence with an
intro for
the aria.]
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LUSHA:
Corazon sin razon habla un runrun
De pura fantasia
Pleno ardor
Irrefutable dolor
Deriva a la luna con vino
Estafa al sol de su brio
Con una sonrisa de nino
Adorna con pura verdad
Corazones corazones sonando boom boom
De pura alegria
Su senero
Indisputable amor
Deriva a la luna con vino
Estafa al sol de su brio
Con una sonrisa de nino
Adorna con pura verdad
Vivir en fondo de Paris
Lucir honor aristocracia
Noble es la sangre y amor
Corespondente a el dolor
LUSHA & CHORUS:
Tener agudeza y grandeza de lusuria
Genero de acostumbre
Al igualar invierno con Abril
LUSHA:
Deriva a la luna con vino
Estafa al sol de su brio
Con una sonrisa de nino
Adorna con pura verdad
[The guests clap while Lusha takes a bow then graciously bows to Liszt and Paganini.]
[Curtain close]
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SCENE II
[Curtain open]
[Vitalos is walking out to the back garden yard of his estate. It is an evening setting in the
garden. He glances toward te big window looking at the people inside enjoying themselves. He
then walks around contemplating Lusha as he finally spills his heart on how he feels about her.]
VITALOS:
Juntos terminar asta el fin
A donde hay tanta lujuria
De mi amor
De mi amor
De mi amor
Frutos a tasar com mi piel
De un beso en el pomulo
A sentir
A sentir
A sentir
Te queiro yo Lusha
Te queiro yo Lusha
Te queiro yo Lusha
Juntos a gosar una vez
Y vivir en la historia
Y vivir
Y vivir
Y vivir
Te queiro yo Lusha
Te queiro yo Lusha
Te queiro yo Lusha
[Vitalos walks around contemplating Lusha and moving deeper into the garden. He then
disappears off stage. Lusha now steps out into the garden. She begins to sing. She sings of her love
for Vitalos. But she doesn't yet know that Vitalos has also falling in love with her.]
LUSHA:
Pardo en oscuridad
Stretto con dolor de amor
Linderos falsos
Angeles que volan
Y quen consolan
Rendida a tanta passion
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Voz de la eternidad
Pizca oportunidad
Atavio Liso
De su piel al sobar
Sus labios al tocar
Rendida a tanta pasion
qien nos da rason
Ley ley del amor
[Lusha walks around picking a the leaves. Vitalos then comes to go back inside. But he is
surprised to see Lusha so suddenly in such unintended circumstances. She is also surprised.
They stare at each other with a magnetism of attraction that leaves no doubt in either mind or heart
that they were meant for one another. This was their moment to express it. Both now move toward
each other closer together. Then finally was inevitable as it was meant to be, they both embrace
with body and lips that seals in divine osculation the splendors of romance.]
[Curtain close]
END OF PART II
INTERMEZZO
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PART III
SCENE I
[Curtain open]
[It is back in Lusha's dressing room. She is waking out of her sleep while the magic of her
dream vanishes into oblivion. She is grievously disappointed.]
LUSHA:
Luto que luto sone
Asilo a mi angustia
Muy poco que goce
En celda de amor
Estoy ya lo se
[Lusha sees the sleeping pills that Chichi left for her. She then moves over to the dresser and
picks up the bottle with deep deliberation from the impulse and emotional thoughts that have
completely dominated her. She is so distraught by her dream that she has convinced herself that
she goes to sleep permanently, she will be with Vitalos in an eternal wonderland of dream. And the
only way to accomplish this is to ingest all the sleeping pills.]
LUSHA:
Voy a dormir
Y despues a sonar
Voy a ver a mi amor
A mi amor
Al que yo quiero
Alma mia lo se
Perdoname Dios
Por lo que voy a ser
Qisas enloquecer
De un mal corazon
Ya me voy
[Lusha swallows all of the sleeping pills, hurls the bottle to the floor, and drinks the
remaining champagne while looking at the Vitalos poster. Lusha goes into vertigo and tries to lay
on the couch but is so dizzy and off balance that she misses the couch and falls behind it, away
from view. She has fainted, quickly slipping into dark unconsciousness. Chichi then comes into the
dressing room, but does not see Lusha because she is behind the couch. She looks around but does
not find Lusha. She did not show up for the gala. Lusha softly moves from her last gasping signs.
Chichi thought she heard something. Chichi notices a fine costume gown hanging off to the side.
She goes over to admire it. Lusha moves for the last time from her self induced dream. But is has
turned into a nightmare, a torment that the negative effects of the pills have exerted on her. She dies
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unbeknownst to Chichi. Chichi again thought that she heard something, but doesn't see anything.
She shrugs it off. Chichi now picks up the 19th century costume, draping it in front of her as if
trying it on. She glances over at the mirror what she would look like in it. It arouses her fancy. She
pretends that she is the prima donna while still clutching on to the dress. She begins to sing.
CHICHI:
Siento yo alborozo
Encanto Primoroso
Aciones de la nimfa
Gemas como la flor de Abril
Mediante de Lusha [looking up to heaven]
Revelas tan lustroso
El dote misterioso
Empeno a ti mi alma
Travesia a tu reinda
Que te basta surgir
Fruto de un a reina
Ella induce hechizo
Que produce amor
Con la proza de sudor [pausing again to look into the mirror]
Siento yo alborozo
Encanto Primoroso
Aciones de la nimfa
Gemas como la flor de Abril
Mediante de Lusha
Revelas tan lustroso
El dote misterioso
Empeno a ti mi alma
Travesia a tu reinda
Que te basta surgir
Fruto de un a reina
Ella induce hechizo
Que produce amor
Con la proza de sudor
SYRO: [from behind the dressing room door]
Oh Lusha! Oh Lusha! Oh Lusha!
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CHICHI:
El Syro, a llegado Syro [opens door for him]
Syro pase
Syro donde
Donde se fue la luna
Se marcho
SYRO:
Duerme la diva
A donde esta
Su majestad
Y divina
Se fue la reyna
De su jacal
Este panal
Como aveja
CHICHI:
Oh ya se fue
Bajo el sol
Color
De facula
Va a fulgir
Su personalidad
En realidad
Luz se mira
SYRO:
Se fue la reyna
De su jacal
Este panal
Como aveja
CHICHI:
Luz se mira
Lustre fuerte
En su jira
Con la suerte
Luminosa
Misteriosa
Una Diosa
Muy Hermosa
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SYRO:
Duerme la diva
A donde esta
Su majestad
Y divina
CHICHI:
Luz se mira
Lustre fuerte
En su jira
Con la suerte
Luminosa
Misteriosa
Una Diosa
Muy Hermosa
[Chichi now notices a hand from behind the couch. It startles her to find that it is Lusha that had
been there all along. But she can't understand why she didn't wake up with all the noise that they
had been making. Chichi now tries to wake her but can't. It frighten's her. She then listens to
Lusha's heart to see if perhaps there might be something wrong. She's not sure whether it's beating
or not. She is very concerned. As is with such a tragedy, Lusha has succumbed to the abuse of
sleeping pills. Along with her fatigue, her intoxicated physical condition, and disillusioned will to
live, have drained the life from her. Syro and Chichi pick her up and put her on the couch.]
SYRO:
Lusha querida Lusha
Sentidos lamentos
Tengo pesamentos
Y quien me tutela
De como llegar a la cruz
CHICHI:
Oran los santos y
Lloran las virgenes
Merced exarca del cielo
Luto cultiva el velo [they try waking Lusha again]
CHICHI:
Ayudarla
SYRO:
Que hasemos
CHICHI:
Adar auxilio
SYRO:
No podemos
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CHICHI:
Tiene Pulso?
SYRO:
No parese
CHICHI:
No la muevas
SYRO:
Ve quien viene
[Chichi leaves the dressing room to see if the Cruz Roja has arrived. Syro finds the empty
bottle of sleeping pills.]
SYRO:
La conquiesto el amor
Y se quito la vida
[Chichi comes back in with the medics followed by a few curios stage hands. The medics
have done all they can, but Lusha is gone. One of the medics nods to Syro that she is dead. They
begin to cry. There is a moment of disbelief that Lusha has passed away. Chichi begins to pray.]
CHICHI:
Virgen de Guadalupe
Ave Maria
Senora y gloria
Agua bendita forja
Conjurar lagrimas en mis
ojos que brotan
Padre nuestro sagrado
Oye mi plegaria
Espiritu Santo
Bendiga a Lusha
Angeles eternos
Suenen las campanas
anuncian el cielo
SYRO:
Eterna Flor
Volvera surgir
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CHORUS:
In nomine Patris
Et Filii
Et Spiritus Sancti
Spiritus Sancti
In nomine Patris
Et Filii
Et Spiritus Sancti
Spiritus Sancti
Amen
[Curtain Close]
FIN
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