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The Slim Princess is a comic opera in three acts with lyrics by Henry Blossom and music by Leslie Stuart which was produced at the Globe Theatre, New York, on 2 January 1911.

Dramatis Personæ

LUTIE LONGSTREET Elizabeth Brice
TOM GOLDING Sam Burbank
HERR LOUIS VON SCHLOPPE Joseph Cawthorn
BALUCHISTAN Arthur J. Engel
PRINCESS JENEKA Julia Frary
HAMDI PASHA Carl Hayden
PRINCESS KALORA Elsie Janis
COUNT LUIGI TINCAGNI TOMASSO Charles Judels
"TOD" NORCROSS Charles King
ALEX PIKE Wallace McCutcheon
PRINCE SELIM MALAGSAKI Joseph C. Miron
HON. CRAWLEY PLUMSTON Ralph Nairn
HARRY ROMAINE Eugene Revere
A VISITOR Harriet Sterling
LUCAS Albert Stewart
MADAME SAIDIS Queenie Vassar
BOKHARA Neil Walton
MRS. PLUMSTON Kate Wingfield

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Borivenia.

  • No. 1 - Opening Song - Princess Jeneka and Chorus - "The plumes of the palm trees wave to and fro, caress'd by gentle breath of fragrant morning air..."
  • No. 2 - Patrol - Captain and Male Chorus - "When the Guards go marching by, it's then you hear the music of the boom, tzing, boom..."
  • No. 3 - Song  (see note below **) - "I've heard by chance that in Paris, France, where women go for all the fashions it's quite the right and proper thing..."
  • No. 4 - Love's Lesson - "When girls are under seventeen their little minds and hearts are green, unschool'd as yet in love's romance..."
  • No. 5 - Consul's Song - "I'm a loyal loving subject of his Majesty the King;  I'm the British consul here in Boriveenia, but to certain English customs..."
  • No. 6 - Kalora's Entrance - "Here she comes, the princess at last, at last;  we now shall see the form and the beautiful face, what a contour of grace has she..."
  • No. 7 - Yankee Doodle Song - "I'm here, my dear, in this wonderful queer old garden with you, and I would like to stay all the day, but you won't let me! ..."
  • No. 8 - Finale Act I - "Now fly, the guards are on you;  no power will save you, should my father see.  Alarm is given that you a stranger found inside these walls..."

ACT II   -   Washington, DC.

  • No. 9 - Opening Chorus - "A Caddie, here caddie, now take my bag and hurry along, I really mean to make a bogey score today..."
  • No. 10 - Duet and Chorus - "Lovers are we in an unromantic fashion, for we bill and we coo in a reasonable way!  We don't need the stars to help us..."
  • No. 11 - Nursery Rhymes - "When I was young, I always loved to hear the dear old nursery jingle, fairy rhymes and pantomimes I used to think were great..."
  • No. 12 - Song - "I've knocked around the world a lot, I've lived in countries cold and hot; and there's no telling where or what I haven't been or done..."
  • No. 13 - Song - "So this, they tell me, is the land of the free, where a man is as good as his neighbor, where love rules above and where graft is unknown..."
  • No. 14 - Song - "Say, little girl, do you belong to anyone particular, for I'm looking for a girl like you are, and I'll admit that you're a hit with me..."
  • No. 15 - Song - "My father was the youngest of a farmer's flock of ten; he work'd all day and studied half the night.  And ev'ry great successful man will tell you..."
  • No. 16 - Song - "Romance is not over when a girl consents to marry, though she's never seen the fellow in her life.  She has trouble to discover when she meets..."
  • No. 17 - Song and Chorus - "Ah, how shall I ever describe what I feel for this marvellous creature I love and adore!  A passion so pure that no words can reveal..."
  • No. 18 - Reprise Duet - Kalora, Pike and Chorus - "I'm here, my dear, in this wonderful queer old garden with you, and I would like to stay all the day..."

External Links
Vocal Score at UR Research
Review from "The Harvard Crimson", 15 November 1911

American Musical Theatre

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