Lilac Domino is an operetta in 3 acts with libretto by Emmerich von Gatti and Béla Jenbach and music by Charles Cuvillier which opened at the Stadttheater, Leipzig, 3 February, 1912. The English version by Harry and Robert Smith with additional songs by Howard Carr and Donovan Parsons opened at the 44th Street Theatre, New York on October 28, 1914.
Cast of Characters
| CORNELIUS CLEVEDEN (an American Multi-Millionaire)
|| John DeLacey
| LEONIE FORDE (Georgine's Friend)
|| Moya Chance
| ELLISTON DEYN (Cleveden's Nephew)
|| William Valentine
| PROSPER WOODHOUSE (an American Friend of André)
|| George Gee
| NORMAN J. CALMAIN (a Friend of Everybody)
|| Hugh Steyne
| MAXMILIAN (a Waiter)
|| Vincent White
| THE HON. ANDRÉ DAUBIGNY
(a Young Englishman seeing the U.S.A.)
| Jamieson Dodds
| CARABANA (Conductor of Spanish Gypsy Orchestra)
|| Gaston Mervale
| GEORGINE (Cleveden's Daughter)
|| Rene Maxwell
| THE BARONESS DE VILLIERS (Social Companion to Georgine)
|| Marie la Varre
| PARKER (one of Cleveden's Butlers)
|| Jack Dunn
ACT I - Lounge at the Pavilion de Danse in the Baccarat Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, during a Domino Party.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Now, old fellow, we will teach you, you're a gay old roué ... Listen to me, I beseech you ... We know what you have to say ..."
- No. 2 - Duet - Leonie and Elliston - "Why don't you speak? We are alone ... I feel a fatal fascination that frightens me, yet draws me near ... Why so? ..."
- No. 3 - Song - André - "My life's been wild - still, I'll stand by it, and I'll pay well for all that I've got. I've made mistakes, I'll not deny it..."
- No. 4 - Duet - Georgine and Baroness - "Ha, ha, ha, ha, this is great fun! I've run away! Dear me! I wonder what she'll say! ... Georgine! ... There she is now! ..."
- No. 5 - Ensemble - "The Lilac Domino, you will meet ev'rywhere you go, and no one knows who she might be, ev'ryone says she's fancy free. She follows..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Norman, Prosper and Chorus - "I'm up against it, I can see, I've nothing but my I.O.U. ... Don't turn to me for sympathy, for I am up against it too..."
- No. 7 - Finale Act I - "Now gather close around me, comrades; one of us three must pay the price - yes, one of us three must lose his freedom..."
ACT II - The Roman Pergola in the Garden of Cornelius Cleveden's Villa.
- No. 8 - Opening Chorus - "Ah! Ah! You ought to know that I love you with all my heart - Ah! Ah! you could not find a truer love, truer than my love for you..."
- No. 9 - Melodrama and Scena - André - "Tell me, Lilac Domino, where does your garden grow? All eyes seem to follow you, as you flutter to and fro..."
- No. 10 - Song of the Chimes - Georgine and André - "In ev'ry heart sweet chimes are pealing, strains of an endless melody; ringing a rondo, love's appealing..."
- No. 11 - Song - Leonie, with four men - "Ev'rywhere in ev'ry place, the women are showing the way. Ev'rywhere you'll find a trace of Emancipation day..."
- No. 12 - Duet - André and Georgine - "You must not go. You will not leave me so! ... It will not do to linger long with you. What will the gossips say? ..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act II - "No, no! No, no! Keep your eyes securely bound, sir, we will lead you all around, sir, till you're sure that you have found her..."
ACT III - Court of the Palms during High Carnival.
Item nos. 8, 14 and 18 were written by D. S. Parsons and composed by Howard Carr.
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- External Links
- Lilac Domino at Wikipedia
- Lilac Domino at The Guide to Musical Theatre
- Vocal Score at UR Research
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