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The Student King is a light opera in three acts with music by Reginald de Koven and book and lyrics by Frederic Ranken and Stanislaus Stangé. It was performed by the Henry W. Savage Opera Company at the Studebaker Theatre, Chicago, on 21 May 1906 and also presented at the Garden Theatre, New York, on 25 December 1906.

Dramatis Personæ

FRANCIS   (The Student King) Mr. Wm. C. Weedon
RUDOLPH   (King of Bohemia) Mr. Raymond Hitchcock
GRUMBLEKOFF Mr. Gustave von Seyffertitz
MERRILAFF   (Cousin of Rudolph) Mr. Thos. C. Leary
CUPID   (Chairman to the King) Miss Bertha Bouscher
KLINGEL   (Curator of Prague) Mr. Dittmar Poppin
HEINRICH Mr. Albert Pellaton
WILHELM Mr. Henry Coote
FRIEDERICH Mr. Percy Parsons
FERDINAND Mr. Laurence Rea
ILSA   (Princess of Tyrol) Mme. Lina Abarbanett
FRAU BERTHA   (Hostess of the Inn) Miss Fannie McIntrye
FANTINE   (Maid of Ilsa) Miss Katherine Ohls
LADY ANNE   (A Tyrolean noblewoman) Miss Flavia Arcaro
MILKA Miss Bertyn Mortimer
GRETA Miss Eva Fallon
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Miss Jeanne Calducci
Miss Katherine Cooper

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   University Place in Prague, Bohemia.   Summer, 1600.

ACT II   -   Ballroom in the Royal Palace.   Night.

ACT III   -   Fest Hall of the University.   About 11.30 p.m.

  • No. 18 - Scene and Ensemble - "Students draw near, keep the steins brimming with foaming beer, till the lark's roundelay greets the golden god of day..."
  • No. 19 - Song - Ilsa and Chorus - "I once knew a student, in love then was he, with a tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la, who said 'I am prudent and good as can be'..."
  • No. 20 - Finale Act III - "High Carnival, high Carnival, what magic it contains.  High Carnival, high Carnival!  The King of mischief reigns!"

External Link
Vocal Score at the Internet Archive

American Musical Theatre

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