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The Fencing Master is an Opéra-Comique in 3 Acts with music by Reginald de Koven and lyrics by Harry B. Smith which opened at the Casino Theatre, New York on 14 November 1892 where it ran for 120 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

FRANCESCA   (Torquato's daughter, brought up as a boy) Miss Marie Tempest
TORQUATO   (Fencing Master of the Milanese Court) Mr. William Broderick
PASQUINO   (Private Astrologer to the Duke) Mr. Jerome Sykes
GALEAZZO VISCONTI   (Duke of Milan) Mr. Charles Hopper
COUNT GUIDO MALESPINA Mr. F. Michelena
FILIPPA   (the Duke's Ward) Miss Grace Golden
THE MARCHESA DI GOLDONI Mrs. Pemberton-Hincks
THERESA   (daughter of a Milanese money-lender) Miss Bessie Cleveland
PIETRO (an Innkeeper) Miss Agnes Sherwood
MICHAELE STENO   (Doge of Venice) Mr. Henry Leoni
RINALDO   (Captain of the Doge's Guards) Mr. J. A. Furey
A GONDOLIER Mr. George Mackenzie
FORTUNIO   (rightful heir to the ducal throne) Mr. Hubert Wilke

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Milan.

ACT II   -   The Piazetta, Venice.

ACT III   -   The Marchesa's Villa near Venice.

MIDI files copyright © 2007 Colin Johnson   All Rights Reserved

External Links
Vocal Score at IMSLP
The Fencing Master at The Guide to Musical Theatre

American Musical Theatre

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