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The Forbidden Land is described as a "Tibetan comic opera". It was composed by Frederic Chapin and has a libretto by Guy F. Steeley and was produced under the direction of the Dearborn Theatre Management in 1904.

Dramatis Personæ

BENJAMIN BARCLAY an inventor of health foods, from Battle-Ax, Michigan
KINKABOO Chief of the Amalgamated Beggars of Asia
THE BARCA TARJUM a Tibetan potentate
THOMAS WILKINSON an English artist
ADOUL a Hindu fakir and guide for Barclay
GOMBO Chief of the Lhassa Guards
TALKALOT the Lhassa sheriff
MINA DOMA the Tarjum's daughter
DOROTHY FAIRFAX Barclay's niece
HULDA Dorothy's maid
JOGPA the Sheriff's daughter
DOLA
DARMA
ALMORA
MOTEMA
PARGANA
GARA
MATMA
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Tibetan ladies
SHOKA a member of Kinkaboo's band
DEUTERONOMY a dog

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   In front of the Barca Tarjum's palace at Lhassa in Tibet,
showing the palace of the Dalai Lama in the distance.

ACT II   -   The Courtyard of the Tarjum's palace and Lhassa prison.   (Afternoon.)

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External Link
Vocal Score at UR Research

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