The Prologue is the opening number of the musical. The song consists several parts who are often split as different songs. In most cd versions of the musical however, the song is recorded as one song.
The song is known as "Prologue" in the original French production, "Prólogo" in the Spanish production, "Prolog" in the German production and "Proloog" in the Dutch production.
- Prologue:Work Song – Chain Gang, Javert and Valjean
- Prologue:On Parole – Valjean, Farmer, Labourer, Innkeeper’s Wife and Innkeeper
- Prologue:Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven – Constables and Bishop
- Prologue:What Have I Done? – Valjean