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Dramatis Personæ

THE EARL OF KILLBEGGAN An impecunious Peer.
LORD COMARTHY His son - in live with Violette.
EUGENE TARADELLE Director of the Folies Theatre, Paris.
PERCH The Earl's Valet.
KOFSDOPPEN Landlord of the "Three Bells."
FLOOTS Régisseur at the Folies Theatre.
CONDUCTOR At the Folies Theatre.
Two Peasant Girls of Heerenbergen.
AUNT B'LINDY Nita's coloured Nurse.
VIOLETTE Premiere Danseuse at the Folies Theatre.
NITA VANDERKOOP An American Heiress.

Synopsis of Scenes

ACT I -   Heerenbergen, on the shores of the Zuyder Zee.
ACT II -   The Stage of the Folies Theatre, Paris.   (the next day).

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Heerenbergen, on the shores of the Zuyder Zee.

ACT II   -   The Stage of the Folies Theatre, Paris - the next day.

  • No. 13 - Chorus and Song - Taradelle - "Clear!  clear!  clear!  Take your places, if you please,  you, my love, and you, my dear, do not hurry;  take your ease..."
  • No. 14 - Song - Van Eyt and Chorus - "When you and I were dear little boys of years from seven to ten, we used to dream of the sweets and toys that we'd have..."
  • No. 15 - Song - Violette - "I have read in tales romantic of the girl of noble race, who is positively frantic for a clerk without a place!  He is starving in a hovel..."
  • No. 16 - Waltz
  • No. 17 - Song - B'lindy - "De baby am awake ... want yer mommer?  Mommer, don't yer hear?  Don't yer cry so!  Hi-lee-oo-lee!  Hi-lee-oo-lee-oo! ..."
  • No. 18 - Pantomimic Scene, leading to Chorus and Dance - "Bring in the Odalisques, and let then not be frighten'd!  Although they face the risks of sacks..."
  • No. 19 - Song - Nita - "A little bird chirp'd in the ear of the maid whose father was wealthy and gouty: Have you heard of the Captain all over gold braid, so dashing,"
  • No. 20 - Song - Earl - "There was once a little lady, sweet and simple, who was mentioned in a celebrated song, for her cheek had quite a fascinating dimple..."
  • No. 21 - Duet - Nita and Van Eyt - "If I were poor and mean, without a crust to munch, and captur'd the coppers of casual shoppers with Violets, penny a bunch!..."
  • No. 22 - Song - Van Eyt - "The world has maidens sweet and pretty where'er we go, the gay grisettes of Paris city all artists know;  Italian eyes can glow..."
  • No. 23 - Finale Act II - "Though I am wealthy still, and you're a Prince of Art ... With confidence airy we'll go to the Mairie, and never thereafter part! ..."
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Vocal Score at the University of Rochester.

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