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Sweethearts is a comic opera in two acts with book by Harry B. Smith and Fred de Gressac, lyrics by Robert B. Smith and music by Victor Herbert.

The first performance of the work was at the Academy of Music in Baltimore in March 1913, after which the show was overhauled and shortened before spending five weeks in Philadelphia and another five in Boston tryouts. The original Broadway production opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 8 September 1913 and transferred to the Liberty Theatre on 10 November 1913, running for a total of 136 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

SYLVIA   (Princess of Zilania) Miss Caroline MacDonald
PRINCE FRANZ   (Heir Presumptive to the Throne) Mr. Thomas Conkey
LIANE   (A Milliner of Bruges) Miss Ruth Lincoln
MIKEL   (A Diplomat of Zilania) Mr. Tom McNaughton
PAULA   (Proprietress of The Laundry of the White Geese) Miss Ethel DuFre Houston
LIEUTENANT KARL   (Betrothed to Sylvia) Mr. Edwin Wilson
HON. PERCIVAL SLINGSBY Mr. Lionel Walsh
PETRUS VAN TROMP Mr. Frank Belcher
ARISTIDE CANICHE Mr. Robert O'Connor
JEANETTE
CLAIRETTE
BABETTE
LISETTE
TOINETTE
NANETTE
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Miss Nella McCoy
Miss Edith Allan
Miss Vivian Wessell
Miss Marta Spears
Miss Gene Peltier
Miss Gretchen Hartman

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Courtyard of the Laundry of the White Geese, Bruges, Belgium.

ACT II   -   The Royal Hunting-Lodge, Zilania.   A year later.

MIDI Files copyright © 2008 Colin Johnson   All Rights Reserved


External Links
Vocal Score at UR Research
Sweethearts at Wikipedia
Sweethearts at The Guide to Musical Theatre

American Musical Theatre

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