First performed in English at the Bijou Theatre, Boston USA, on February 21st. 1884.
Cast of Characters
| TITANIA FANFANI
|| Georgine von Januschowsky
| FANFANI PASHA (her uncle)
|| Harry Brown
| MIRADILLO (a European)
|| W. H. Fessenden
| ANTARSID (Prince of the Mironites)
|| George W. Traverner
| TESSA (a young milliner)
|| Lillie West
| BUCCAMETTA (her mother)
|| May Silvie
| PERICLES (hotel keeper)
|| Gustave Kammerlee
| NAKID (a koptic in poison and perfumes)
|| Murry Woods
| SEBIL (an Abyssinian slave)
|| Emma C. Tuttle
| HOSH (servant in Pericles' hotel)
|| J. S. B. Knox
| A MUEZZIN
|| W. W. Tuttle
| A MARONITE
|| E. A. Osgood
| FIRST SAIS
|| C. L. Weeks
| SECOND SAIS
|| C. R. Fullerton
Synopsis of Scenery
| ACTS I and II
|| - Cairo.
| ACT III
|| - The Interior of Africa.
ACT I - Cairo.
- No. 1a - Introduction - "We're awaiting at our stands, guests from European lands, to our net they're welcome fish..."
- No. 1b - Tourist Song - Miradillo, Sebil, Perikles and Chorus - "Who's talking here about me? ... O Sir, he is reviling you!"
- No. 1c - Appearace of the Muezziu - "Now I have, the best I could, explained to you what tourists do!..."
- No. 2 - Entry of the Prince - "Prince Antarsid now approaches; make way, make way, our master is near!..."
- No. 3 - Titania's Entrance - "O, what do I see! 'tis wondrous quite the picture that now greets my sight..."
- No. 3a - Antarsid's Abgang (Exit)
- No. 4 - Quartet - Titania, Miradillo, Fanfani and Perikles - "Well, that's astounding, surely! ... Perhaps I'll now be paid..."
- No. 5 - Terzett - Fanfani, Tessa and Buccametta - "Big beard visage framing, 'Allah' oft exclaiming, twisted turban wearing..."
- No. 6 - Finale Act I - "Ho-io! Ho-io! let music sound, hola-ro! ho-io! ho-io! with vigor pound! ..."
ACT II - Cairo.
- No. 7a - Entr'act
- No. 7b - Chorus and Couplet - Fanfani - "Feasting, dancing, mirth and revels gay in this house will reign today..."
- No. 8 - Song - Tessa, with Buccametta - "Indeed, you're very kind, sir, your offer highly I esteem..."
- No. 9 - Flower Duett - Titania and Antarsid - "A word of magic import is hid in ev'ry flower..."
- No. 10 - Ensemble - Titania, Miradillo and others - "Let us stay here where we may hear, still to them not appear..."
- No. 11 - Song - Miradillo - "Spring anew hath made appearance, foliage new and sun's bright rays..."
- No. 12 - Duet and Trio - Tessa, Miradillo and Fanfani - "Ah, I could not well conceal it, I felt so deeply..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act II - "Beiram, the pleasant feast at last is here; Beiram, thy joyful signs at last appear..."
ACT III - The Interior of Africa.
- No. 14 - Chorus and Romance - Antarsid - "Now the morn anew is breaking, brightly shining Phoebus rays in the distant East..."
- No. 15 - Trio - Titania, Antarsid and Miradillo - "Africa is full of danger for the unacquainted stranger..."
- No. 16 - Entry of the Bedouins, with Fanfani - "We Bedouins of the Nile, when a chap stirs our bile..."
- No. 17 - Finale Act III - "Mira Mira Fata Morgana! Hurrah, Beiram, let all be glad and gay..."
Song no. 11 was composed by Adolf Neuendorff.
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