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The Madcap Duchess is a comic opera in two acts with book and lyrics by David Stevens and Justin Huntly McCarthy and music by Victor Herbert. It was first presented at the Lyceum Theatre, Rochester, N.Y. on 13 October 1913, and given its New York premiere at the Globe Theatre on 11 November 1913.

Dramatis Personæ

RENAUD   (Prince of St. Pol in Artois) Mr. Glenn Hall
(Guardians of Seraphina) {
Mr. J. Russell Powell
Mr. Gilbert Clayton
MASTER HARDI   (Manager of the Regent's Players) Mr. Harry Macdonough
LOUIS XV   (King of France) Master Percy Helton
PHILIP OF ORLEANS   (Regent) Mr. Francis K. Lieb
WATTEAU   (Court Painter) Mr. David Andrada
DUC DE PONTSABLE   (Marshal of France) Mr. Edmond Mulcahy
CANILLAC   (Captain of the King's Musketeers) Mr. Henry Vincent
ADAM   (Proprietor of the Windmill Inn) Mr. Herbert Ayling
PANACHE   (Sergeant of the King's Musketeers) Mr. Herbert Gantvoort
(of the Regent's Players) {
Miss Virginia Carvel
Miss Virginia Allen
Mr. Mario Rogati
Mr. Alex Gibson
Miss Billy Williamson
Miss Glen Ellis
Miss Harriet Breen
Miss Mina Martrit
Mr. Maurice Avery
Mr. Jack Elliott
Mr. Sven Erick
Mr. B. Foster
STEPHANIE   (Marquise de Phalaris) Miss Josephine Whittell
GILETTE   (Serving-Maid at the Windmill Inn) Miss Peggy Wood
SERAPHINA   (Duchess of Bapaume in Artois) Miss Ann Swinburne

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Garden of the Windmill Inn.  
Early morning in the autumn of 1720.

Vocal Score Cover
Vocal Score Cover

ACT II   -   Theatre in the Garden of Versailles.   Evening.

External Link
Vocal Score at Musopen

American Musical Theatre

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