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Tom Jones is a comic opera in three acts by Edward German founded upon Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, with a libretto by Robert Courtneidge and Alexander M. Thompson and lyrics by Charles H. Taylor. After a run in Manchester, the opera opened in London at the Apollo Theatre on 17 April 1907 for an initial run of 110 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

TOM JONES   (a Foundling) Mr. C. Hayden Coffin
MR. ALLWORTHY   (a Somersetshire Magistrate) Mr. John Morley
BLIFIL   (his Nephew) Mr. Arthur Soames
BENJAMIN PARTRIDGE   (a Village Barber) Mr. Dan Rolyat
SQUIRE WESTERN   ("a fine old English Gentleman") Mr. Ambrose Manning
GREGORY
GRIZZLE
DOBBIN
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(his Servants) {
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Mr. Jay Laurier
Mr. Walter L. Rignold
Mr. Reginald Crompton
SQUIRE CLODDY
PIMLOTT
TONY
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(friends of Squire Western) {
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Mr. Harry Cottell
Mr. D. Percival
Mr. W. Biddlecombe
AN OFFICER Mr. H. Welchman
TWO HIGHWAYMEN Messrs. Melville & Derrick
POST BOY Mr. Woodin
WAITER Mr. Carr Evans
COLONEL HAMPSTEAD Mr. Rupert Mar
TOM EDWARDS Mr. Manners
COLONEL WILCOX Mr. Dalmuir
HONOUR   (Maid to Sophia) Miss Carrie Moore
MISS WESTERN   (Squire Western's Sister) Miss Marie Daltra
LADY BELLASTON   (a Lady of Quality) Mr. Dora Rignold
ETOFF   (her Maid) Miss Dorothy Ward
HOSTESS OF THE INN AT UPTON Miss Florence Parfrey
BESSIE WISEACRE
LETTIE WHEATCROFT
ROSIE LUCAS
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(Friends of Sophia) {
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Miss Minna Green
Miss Annie Heenan
Miss Cicely Courtneidge
SUSAN   (Serving Maid at Upton) Miss Maud Thornton
BETTY
PEGGY
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(Waiting Maids) {
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Miss Mabel Newcombe
Miss Fay Temple
SOPHIA   (Squire Western's Daughter) Miss Ruth Vincent

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Lawn at Squire Western's.

ACT II   -   The Inn at Upton.

ACT III   -   Ranelagh Gardens.

Additional songs from an earlier edition of the vocal score...


External Links
Tom Jones at Wikipedia
Tom Jones at The Guide to Light Opera and Operetta
Tom Jones at The Guide to Musical Theatre
Vocal Score at IMSLP
Recording conducted by David Russell Hulme

British Musical Theatre

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