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La Poupée (The Doll) is an opéra comique in a prelude and three acts composed by Edmond Audran with a libretto by Maurice Ordonneau. It opened at the Théâtre de la Gaîté, Montparnasse, Paris, on 21 October 1896. La Poupée then played at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, opening on 24 February 1897, with an English libretto (in two acts) by Arthur Sturgess, running for a very successful 576 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

FATHER MAXIME Mr. Norman Salmond
LANCELOT Mr. Courtice Pounds
CHANTERELLE Mr. Charles Wibrow
LOREMOIS Mr. Eric Thorne
BALTHAZAR Mr. W. Cheeseman
AGNELET Mr. Arthur Deane
BENOIT Mr. Conway Dixon
BASILIQUE Mr. W. Walshe
HILARIUS Mr. Willie Edouin
MADAME HILARIUS Miss Kate Mills
GUDULINE Miss Stella Gastelle
HENRI Miss Ellas Dee
PIERRE Miss Carrie Benton
JACQUES Miss Pierrette Amella
MARIE Miss Kate Hermann
ALESIA   (Hilarius' Daughter) Mdlle. Alice Favier

Musical Numbers

ACT I   -   Scene 1   -   The Monastery.

ACT I   -   Scene 2   -   Hilarius's Workshop.

ACT II   -   Scene 1   -   Chanterelle's Country House.

ACT II   -   Scene 2   -   Another part of the Monastery.

Supplementary Numbers.


External Links
La Poupée at Wikipedia
Vocal Score at Musopen [Both the original French and the English version]

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