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1897

Dramatis Personæ

THE EARL OF KILLBEGGAN An impecunious Peer.
LORD COMARTHY His son - in live with Violette.
EUGENE TARADELLE Director of the Folies Theatre, Paris.
REUBEN VAN EYT An Artist.
PERCH The Earl's Valet.
KOFSDOPPEN Landlord of the "Three Bells."
BARON-BLANC A Composer.
FLOOTS Régisseur at the Folies Theatre.
CONDUCTOR At the Folies Theatre.
VROUW SCHOMBERG Nita's Aunt.
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Two Peasant Girls of Heerenbergen.
AUNT B'LINDY Nita's coloured Nurse.
VIOLETTE Premiere Danseuse at the Folies Theatre.
NITA VANDERKOOP An American Heiress.

Synopsis of Scenes

ACT I -   Heerenbergen, on the shores of the Zuyder Zee.
ACT II -   The Stage of the Folies Theatre, Paris.   (the next day).

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Heerenbergen, on the shores of the Zuyder Zee.

ACT II   -   The Stage of the Folies Theatre, Paris - the next day.

  • No. 13 - Chorus and Song - Taradelle - "Clear!  clear!  clear!  Take your places, if you please,  you, my love, and you, my dear, do not hurry;  take your ease..."
  • No. 14 - Song - Van Eyt and Chorus - "When you and I were dear little boys of years from seven to ten, we used to dream of the sweets and toys that we'd have..."
  • No. 15 - Song - Violette - "I have read in tales romantic of the girl of noble race, who is positively frantic for a clerk without a place!  He is starving in a hovel..."
  • No. 16 - Waltz
  • No. 17 - Song - B'lindy - "De baby am awake ... want yer mommer?  Mommer, don't yer hear?  Don't yer cry so!  Hi-lee-oo-lee!  Hi-lee-oo-lee-oo! ..."
  • No. 18 - Pantomimic Scene, leading to Chorus and Dance - "Bring in the Odalisques, and let then not be frighten'd!  Although they face the risks of sacks..."
  • No. 19 - Song - Nita - "A little bird chirp'd in the ear of the maid whose father was wealthy and gouty: Have you heard of the Captain all over gold braid, so dashing,"
  • No. 20 - Song - Earl - "There was once a little lady, sweet and simple, who was mentioned in a celebrated song, for her cheek had quite a fascinating dimple..."
  • No. 21 - Duet - Nita and Van Eyt - "If I were poor and mean, without a crust to munch, and captur'd the coppers of casual shoppers with Violets, penny a bunch!..."
  • No. 22 - Song - Van Eyt - "The world has maidens sweet and pretty where'er we go, the gay grisettes of Paris city all artists know;  Italian eyes can glow..."
  • No. 23 - Finale Act II - "Though I am wealthy still, and you're a Prince of Art ... With confidence airy we'll go to the Mairie, and never thereafter part! ..."
External Link
Vocal Score at the University of Rochester.

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