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Wildflower is a musical in three acts with book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Herbert Stothart and Vincent Youmans. The plot concerns a pretty Italian farmgirl, Nina, who has a fiery temper. She stands to inherit a fortune provided that she can keep her temper under control for six months. The original Broadway production at the Casino Theatre opened on 7 February 1923 and ran for 477 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

LUIGI Leonard Shepherd
GABRIELLE Eddie Morris
BIANCA BENEDETTO Evelyn Drewe
ALBERTO Peter Gawthorne
GASTON LAROTTA Mark Daly
GUIDO Howett Worster
NINA BENEDETTO Kitty Reidy
LUCRETIA LAROTTA Maisie Gay
NICOLINA Jane Ayr
CORTEZ
LOLITA
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Wesley Peirce
Hazel Harris

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Luigi's Farmyard near Casimo, a small in Lombardy, Italy.   Autumn.

  • Overture
  • No. 1 - Prelude - "Jamo, Jamo, Jamo ngoppa Jamo, Ah! ..."
  • No. 2 - Song - Gabby and Chorus - "All this silly talk of ours, making love with books and flowers, take it from an expert that it's wrong;  for when you try to frame..."
  • No. 3 - Song - Larotta and Chorus - "It is a merry, merry thing to hear the hunter's call! ... There surely is a lot in what you say! ... To try to capture something..."
  • No. 4 - Song - Guido and Chorus - "I call her wildflow'r. His little wildflow'r. She's so capricious. Yet how delicious. A blossom fragrant that scents the vagrant air..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Nina and Chorus - "Wilt thou come with me to the fair?  Bambalina will be there. ... Who is Bambalina? What sort of man is he? ... He's a fiddler..."
  • No. 6 - Melos
  • No. 7 - Duet - Nina and Guido - "You are mine at last, all my doubt is past, and the winter will not seem so drear. ... Happy bride I'll be; you'll be all to me..."
  • No. 8 - Finale Act I - "Those April blossoms gay will be my own;  the sun will light the day for me alone.  I'll own the sky so blue, all earth and heaven too..."

ACT II   -   The Benedetto Villa on Lake Como.   Spring.

ACT III   -   Luigi's Farmyard - next morning.

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External Link
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