Les Manteaux Noirs is a comic opera in three acts with libretto by W. Parke and Harry Paulton and music by Procida Bucalossi. which ran at the Avenue Theatre between June and December 1882.
- No. 1 - Wedding Chorus - "Joy to the lover, bliss to the bride; may fortune keep shedding its gifts on her wedding! ..."
- No. 2 - Scene, Aria & Chorus - Don José & Girola - "Who can it be, this fine grandee! Why comes he near? ..."
- No. 3 - Song - Girola - "Six months ago, when keen lumbago kept my uncle to his bed..."
- No. 4 - Song - Girola & Chorus - "I never could (like some girls) smile and simulate emotion..."
- No. 5 - Song - Dromez - "There's nought so uncertain as greatness, for be you as great as you will..."
- No. 6 - Song - Don Luis - "Aid me, Cupid, god of love; Venus! on my efforts smile..."
- No. 7 - Duet - Girola & Dromez - "It is my duty to be revealing the life that waits you, 'tis vain concealing..."
- No. 8 - Chorus, & Recit. - Isabel - "Viva! viva! gracious Queen, glory, happiness and honor! ..."
- No. 9 - Duet - Isabel, Philip & Chorus - "How blest must be this country life, far from the madding city's road! ..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I - "Away! away! depart, depart, 'tis close of day and time to start..."
- Nos. 11 & 12 - Entr'acte & Chorus - "Safe to the bridal home we've brought you, guiding the path of the happy, happy pair..."
- No. 13 - Ballad - Girola - "The heart sighs ever to be free from all but love's enthralling rapture! ..."
- No. 13½ - Melodrame
- No. 14 - Duet - Girola & Don Luis - "Love is blind, the sages say; round his eyes a veil is folded..."
- No. 15 - Duet - Don Philip & Don José - "I sing love's dulcet softest lay, Tra, la, la, la, la, la, Tra, la, la, la, la! ..."
- No. 16 - Whispering Quartet - Girola, Don Luis, Don Philip & Don José - "Hush! hush! hush! I mustn't breathe a word! ..."
- No. 17 - Finale Act II - "Search the mill from floor to basement, guard each door, secure each casement..."
- No. 18 - Introduction and Chorus - "Love and pleasure! Life is brief, fate will measure joy and grief..."
- No. 18a - Repeat of Chorus - "Now is the season for revels and dances..."
- No. 19 - Concerted Piece & Song - Isabel, Don José & Chorus - "Powers of goodness! what do I behold? 'Tis dreadful! ..."
- No. 20 - Concerted Piece - Girola, Isabel, Don Luis, Don Philip & Chorus - "Say, girl, are you the miller's bride? ..."
- No. 21 - Fandango - Girola & Chorus - "Anita is sad and forlorn, tho' once she was happy and gay..."
- No. 22 - Duet - Girola & Don Luis - "False, false woman, fickle jade! Thus are perill'd vows you made..."
- No. 23 - Finale Act III - "Here ends all artifice and guile, no fear of new surprises..."
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- External Link
- Vocal Score at Musopen
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