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Les noces d'Olivette is an opéra comique in three acts composed by Edmond Audran, with a libretto by Alfred Duru and Henri Charles Chivot. The work opened at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in Paris on 13 November 1879. Renamed Olivette, an English adaptation by H. B. Farnie opened at the Strand Theatre, London, on 18 September 1880 where it went on to play for 466 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

CAPITAINE DE MERRIMAC, of the Corvette "Cormorant"
VALENTINE, Officer in the Rousillon Guards, his nephew
MARVEJOL, Seneschal to the Countess of Rousillon and Maire of Perpignan
POSTICHE, Barber and Innkeeper
DUC DES IFS, Cousin and Heir Presumptive to the Countess of Rousillon
COQUELICOT, his Foster Brother and Valet
OLIVETTE, Daughter of the Seneschal
BATHILDE, Countess of Rousillon
VELOUTIN, Maid to Olivette
SANSTEURE
DE JOYEUX
FOLLESAMOURS
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Pages of the Countess
PIOU-PIOU  
LA BARONNE DE VERTPRE  
MDLLE. DE CERNAY
MDLLE. DE MONTJOIE
MDLLE. DE LENOIR
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Maids of Honour
MOUSTIQUE, Merrimac's Cabin Boy
L'ECUREUIL
MISTIGRIS
LARTIMON
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Midshipmen on board the "Cormorant"
BOUSSOLE
LOUP-DE-MER
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Sailors
CATOU
NICHETTE
BLEUETTE
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Maids at the "Mainbrace Tavern"

Musical Numbers

ACT I   -   The Seneschal's House at Perpignan, on the shore of the Mediterranean.

ACT II   -   Ballroom of the Palace of Rousillon.

ACT III   -   Interior of the "Mainbrace Tavern".     The "Cormorant" at Anchor.


Synopsis

External Links
Les noces d'Olivette at Wikipedia
Vocal Score at IMSLP

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