Aria is the sixth song and the first of four new songs of Beauty and the Beast. It is performed by Madame de Garderobe during the Prince's debutante ball while her husband, Maestro Cadenza, accompanies her on the harpsichord. The Prince and all of his guests merrily dance to her operatic voice. However, before she could proceed any further, the ball is interrupted by an unexpected intruder who arrives at the castle, seeking shelter from the bitter storm.
[MADAME DE GARDEROBE]
Oh, how divine
Glamour, music, and magic combine
See the maidens so anxious to shine
Look for a sign that enhances chances
She'll be his special one
What a display
What a breathtaking, thrilling array
Every prince, every dog has his day
And I'll sing with passion, gusto, fit to bust
Oh, not a care in the world!