Third Act

The cave of sleep.

Somnus

Somnus

<- Juno, Iris

Dull god, can'st thou attend the waters fall

Juno, Iris, Somnus ->

Semele's Apartment.

Semele

Semele

<- Juno

Rich odours fill the fragrant air

Semele

Juno ->

Semele

<- Jupiter

By that tremendous flood I swear

(Thunder is heard at a distance, and underneath)

Then cast off this human shape which you wear

Jupiter

Semele ->

Ah! whither is she gone! unhappy fair!

Jupiter ->

(Juno appears in her chariot ascending.)

<- Juno

Juno ->

<- Semele, Jupiter

(Jupiter descends in a black cloud; the motion of the cloud is slow. Flashes of lightning issue from either side, and thunder is heard grumbling in the air.)

(Semele dies. As the cloud which contains Jupiter is arrived just over the canopy of Semele, a sudden and great flash of lightning breaks forth, and a clap of loud thunder is heard; when at one instant Semele with the palace and the whole present scene disappear, and Jupiter re-ascends swiftly.)

Semele

Jupiter ->

A pleasant country, mount Citheron closing the prospect.

<- Cadmus, Athamas, Ino, Priests

See from above the bellying clouds descend

(A bright Cloud descends and rests on mount Citheron, which opening, discovers Apollo seated in it as the god of prophecy.)

Cadmus, Athamas, Ino, Priests

<- Apollo

Apollo comes to relieve your care

Apollo, Cadmus, Athamas, Ino, Priests ->

<- Satyrs

(Dance of Satyrs)

The temple of Juno; near the altar is a golden image of the goddess. Priests are in their solemnities,...
A pleasant country, the prospect is terminated by a beautiful mountain adorn'd with woods and water-falls.
An apartment in the palace of Semele.
An open country.
The cave of sleep.
Semele's Apartment.
A pleasant country, mount Citheron closing the prospect.

[Ouverture - Gavotte]
[N. 1 - Accompagnato]
[N. 2 - Chorus of Priests]
[N. 3 - Recitative, arioso and duet]
[N. 4 - Accompagnato]
[N. 5 - Air]
[N. 6 - Air]
[N. 7 - Recitative]
[N. 8 - Air]
[N. 9 - Recitative]
[N. 10 - Quartet]
[N. 11 - Chorus of Priests]
[N. 12 - Accompagnato]
[N. 13 - Recitative]
[N. 14 - Chorus of Priests]
[N. 15 - Recitative]
[N. 16 - Air]
[N. 17 - Recitative]
[N. 18 - Air]
[N. 19 - Recitative]
[N. 20 - Duet]
[N. 21 - Recitative]
[N. 22 - Accompagnato]
[N. 23 - Recitative]
[N. 24 - Recitative]
[N. 25 - Chorus of Priests and Augurs]
[N. 26 - Air and Chorus]
[N. 27 - Symphony]
[N. 28 - Recitative]
[N. 29 - Air]
[N. 30 - Recitative]
[N. 31 - Accompagnato]
[N. 32 - Recitative]
[N. 33 - Accompagnato]
[N. 34 - Air]
[N. 35 - Air]
[N. 36 - Air]
[N. 37 - Recitative]
[N. 38 - Recitative]
[N. 39 - Air]
[N. 40 - Recitative]
[N. 41 - Air]
[N. 42 - Air]
[N. 43 - Recitative]
[N. 44 - Air]
[N. 45 - Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs]
[N. 46 - Recitative ]
[N. 47 - Air]
[N. 48 - Recitative]
[N. 49 - Air]
[N. 50 - Duet]
[N. 51 - Chorus of Nymphs and Swains]
[N. 52 - Symphony]
[N. 53 - Accompagnato]
[N. 54 - Air]
[N. 55 - Recitative]
[N. 56 - Air]
[N. 57 - Recitative]
[N. 58 - Duet]
[N. 59 - Air]
[N. 60 - Recitative]
[N. 61 - Air]
[N. 62 - Recitative]
[N. 63 - Air]
[N. 64 - Recitative]
[N. 65 - Accompagnato]
[N. 66 - Air]
[N. 67 - Recitative]
[N. 68 - Air]
[N. 69 - Recitative]
[N. 70 - Air]
[N. 71 - Recitative]
[N. 72 - Accompagnato]
[N. 73 - Recitativo]
[N. 74 - Accompagnato]
[N. 75 - Air]
[N. 76 - Air]
[N. 77 - Accompagnato]
[N. 78 - Air]
[N. 79 - Accompagnato]
[N. 80 - Recitativo]
[N. 81 - Air]
[N. 82 - Recitativo]
[N. 83 - Air]
[N. 84 - Recitativo]
[N. 85 - Symphony]
[N. 86 - Accompagnato]
[N. 87 - Chorus of Priests]