The Opera Video:
The West and the East were waging war...
Draco, the West's great hero, thinks of his love, Maria.
Is she safe? Is she waiting...?
How I long to be with you!
The forces of the West fell, and Maria's castle was taken.
Prince Ralse, of the East, took her hand by force.
But she never stopped yearning for Draco...
. . .
Oh my hero, so far away now.
Will I ever see your smile?
Love goes away, like night into day.
It's just a fading dream. I'm the darkness, you're the stars.
Our love is brighter than the sun.
For eternity, for me there can be,
Only you, my chosen one... Must I forget you? Our solemn promise?
Will autumn take the place of spring?
What shall I do? I'm lost without you.
Speak to me once more! Vision of Draco:
Come, Maria. Follow my lead.
[Maria dances with the vision of Draco for a few turns.]
Vision of Draco:
Ha ha ha ha......
[The vision fades, leaving behind a (real) bouquet of flowers. Maria takes the bouquet and walks up to the balcony, where she tosses the flowers into the night sky.]
We must part now, my life goes on.
But my heart won't give you up.
Ere I walk away, let me hear you say
I meant as much to you.... So gently, you touched my heart.
I will be forever yours.
Come what may, I won't age a day,
I'll wait for you, always...
[A Minister from the former Western country approaches Maria.]
Prince Ralse is looking for a dance partner.
Leave the past behind.
Our kingdom is adopting the spirit of the East.
[Maria follows the Minister down off the balcony and inside.]
. . .
[Maria is dancing with Ralse amid other couples. Suddenly, a Messenger rushes in.]
The survivors of the West attack!
[A battle ensues on the dance floor.]
[Draco rides out into the fray.]
Draco, I've waited so long.
I knew you'd come.
Maria will finally have to become my queen!
For the rest of my life, I'll keep you near...
It's a duel!