Love's Lottery is a comic opera in two acts with book by Stanislaus Stange and music by Julian Edwards. It opened at the Broadway Theatre, New York, on 3 October 1904.
Cast of Characters
| SERGEANT BOB TRIVET
|| Wallace Brownlowe
| SIR HERVEY ASTON
|| George L. Tallman
| SQUIRE MARMADUKE SKEFFINGTON
|| W. H. Thompson
| LAURA SKEFFINGTON
|| Louise Gunning
| SALLY LUNN
|| Delight Barsch
| BARNEY O'TOOLE
|| John Slavin
| PONSONBY DAMOCLES TWILLER
|| H. W. Tredenick
| MOLLY MUGGINS
|| Margaret Crawford
| BESS MYRTLE
|| Ivy Clyde Shade
| JANE JONES
|| Lucia Nola
| GILL POORMAN
|| Telka Farm
| TOM RYDER
|| Heathe Gregory
| JACK KITE
|| John H. Duffy
| BILL BUTLER
|| John M. McCloskey
| JOE COSTAR
|| Lionel Bobsarte
|| Ernestine Schumann-Heink
ACT I - Courtyard of Lina's House in the Village of Deanswold.
A morning in early summer, 1818.
- No. 1a - Quartette - Moll, Bess, Jane and Gill - "Behold each busy laundry maid improve her working hours; philosophizing while the wash with energy she scours."
- No. 1b - Quartette - Laundry maids, with Laura - "Behold our lady great her mind now concentrate upon a note no husband wrote, and that's as sure as fate..."
- No. 2a - Song - Laura, with maids - "Who is he? What can he be? This man who calls me Queen. 'Tis plain to see he worships me, though him I've never seen."
- No. 2b - Entrance of Twiller - "'Tis clear that something queer disturbs our lady here; 'Tis plain to see, whate'er it be, it fills her heart with fear..."
- No. 3 - Duett - Sally and Barney - "Your heart with use has grown so tough, 'tis hardened, hardened to the touch. Some know not when they've had enough..."
- No. 4 - Song - Hervey, with Skeffington - "I remember, day we met. 'Twas in autumn, rather wet; she was waiting 'neath a tree for the sunshine, not for me..."
- No. 5 - Ensemble, with Moll, Bess, Jane, Gill, Ryder, Kite, Butler and Costar - "Oh, listen to the noise of the marching of the boys, and cheer 'em with a will..."
- No. 6 - Song - Lina and Chorus - "That's the woman to marry, for she's the right girl. If you would happy be, pray take a hint from me, embracing while you may..."
- No. 7 - Song - Trivet and Chorus - "There's laughter and song in the heart of the vine, there's joy in the frothing Champagne; there's pleasure in wine..."
- No. 8 - Duett - Laura and Skeffington - "Oh, Laura, shall you ever forget our honeymoon? ... Never! Never! ... Far away our vessel stole ... Rather pleasing..."
- No. 9 - Quintette - Laura, Lina, Hervey, Skeffington and Trivet - "She's married! She's married! Oh, what a 'floorer', we're parted!..."
- No. 10 - Duett - Lina and Trivet - "Ah! I'm a changed man. (Ah! I also.) I used to be like other folk, it was my wont; and often I would make a joke, but now I don't."
- No. 11 - Song - Lina - "Oh, joy, beyond all measure now, 'tis mine, that golden treasure now. Away with all but pleasure now, kind fortune smiles today..."
- No. 12 - Finale Act I - "Oh, listen to the noise of the marching of the boys, and cheer them with a will. Hear the tramping of the feet to the drum's inspiring beat..."
ACT II - A secluded part of Deanswold Park. Afternoon of the same day.
- No. 13 - Song - Hervey - "Whene'er my heart with new love swells, fond mem'ry on the past then dwells, reminding me of days long flown, of one dear love..."
- No. 14 - Trio - Laura, Skeffington and Hervey - "When Adam was created, he justly felt elated, proud to think that he was built upon a heav'nly plan..."
- No. 15a - Ensemble - "Gaily tread a country measure, let our merry laughing ring. Naught shall mar this day of pleasure, joyously we dance and sing..."
- No. 15b - Song - Trivet and Chorus - "A soldier's life has its ups and downs (Rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub!) Its smiles and its tears, and its laughs and frowns..."
- No. 16 - Song - Lina and Chorus - "A Spanish Grandee with a lineage old was proud of his wonderful name ... Name! Name! His ancient historical name! ..."
- No. 17 - Trio - Lina, Hervey and Trivet - "Now I know you cannot trust me, 'tis far better that we part; Go, I care not though you thrust me..."
- No. 18 - Song - Barney and Female Chorus - "Of an Irishman's wit an' his flatterin' tongue, 'tis well for the gels to be wary; an' the likes of the dears..."
- No. 19 - Song - Skeffington and Men - "Come along! Come along! and listen to my song ... Come along! Come along! He'll sing to us a song. A song, a song! ..."
- No. 20 - Quintette - Laura, Lina, Hervey, Skeffington and Trivet - "There's my bird, all heedless of his fate. Jealous doubts now stir his loving mate..."
- No. 21 - Song - Lina - "Sweet as the wind from the golden south, laden with perfumes rare; sweet as the kiss on a maiden's mouth, when love is trembling there..."
- No. 22 - Finale - "You are the right girl, right for my money, O. You are the sweet boy, sweeter than honey, O. If you love as I love, nothing shall us sever, O..."
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