Katinka is an operetta in three acts composed by Rudolf Friml to a libretto by Otto Harbach. It was first performed at the Park Theatre in Morristown, New Jersey, on 2 December 1915, and subsequently received its Broadway premiere on 23 December 23, 1915 at the 44th Street Theatre.
| VARENKA (Katinka's maid)
|| Nina Napier
| PETROV (an old servant to Boris)
|| Albert Sackett
| BORIS STROGOFF (Russian ambassador to Austria)
|| Count Lorrie Grimaldi
| KATINKA (his bride)
|| May Naudain
| TATIANA (Katinka's mother)
|| Norma Mendoza
| IVAN DIMITRI (Katinka's sweetheart, an attaché to the Russian ambassador)
|| Samuel Ash
| THADDEUS HOPPER (a wealthy American)
|| Franklin Ardell
| Edmund Makalif
|HALIF (a Circassian slave trader)
|KNOPF (Manager of the Café-Turkois-in-Vienna)
||W. J. McCarthy
|ABDUL (a harem assistant)
|ARIF BEY (warden of Izzet Pasha's harem)
|OLGA (HASHAN) (first wife to Boris)
|MRS. HELEN HOPPER (Thaddeus Hopper's wife)
|M. PIERRE (porter at Hôtel Riche, Constantinople)
ACT I - Russia.
ACT II - Turkey.
- No. 10 - Opening Chorus - "On high in minaret the muezzin cries; from Allah's parapet the imam replies..."
- No. 11 - Song - Olga and Girls - "When a little Turkish girl goes walking, folks would think it scandalous and shocking..."
- No. 12 - Song and Dance - Helen Hopper and Boys - "I've a picture I keep always near me, yes, always near me, and entre nous..."
- No. 13 - Song - Olga - "There 'neath the shades of rose-panoplied walls, where moon-eyed maids woo day-dreams' tender thralls..."
- No. 14 - Duet - Mr. and Mrs. Hopper - "Some folks, some quiet glum folks, get married once in all their life..."
- No. 15 - Duet - Ivan and Katinka - "No one's near! I am waiting alone, dear! Come, have no fear, for the hour is our own, dear..."
- No. 16 - Circassian Dance
- No. 17 - Song - Katinka and Chorus - "Just beneath the eaves, 'midst ivy-leaves, a little pigeon dwells..."
- No. 18 - Finale Act II - "Why stand you staring like a thing of stone? I tell you I'm declaring the truth, the truth alone..."
ACT III - Austria, just before the war.
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- External Links
- Katinka at Wikipedia
- Katinka at the Guide to Musical Theatre
- Vocal Score at IMSLP
American Musical Theatre
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