The Dashing Little Duke is a play with music in three acts by Seymour Hicks, lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by Frank E. Tours produced at Hicks Theatre, London,
on 17 February 1909 where it ran for 101 performances.
| CHEVALIER DE MATIGNON
|| C. Hayden Coffin
| BARON DE BELLECHASSE
|| Sam Walsh
| LIEUTENANT ARMAND SOLIEVCAN
|| Frank Wilson
| OFFICER OF DRAGOONS
|| Henry Frankiss
| (Richelieu's Valets)
| Lawrence Caird
| LEPAS (A Dancing Master)
|| M. Protti
|| Hughes Croise
| FLEURY (A Florist)
|| Charles Le Galley
| CANIFFE (A Manicurist)
|| Roland Chester
| ABBÉ DE LA TOUCHE
|| Courtice Pounds
| THE DUCHESS BURGOGNE
|| Louie Pounds
| THE DUCHESS DE NOAILLES
|| Maud Milton
| DIANE DE NOAILLES
|| Elizabeth Firth
| CÉSARINE DE NOCE
|| Coralie Blythe
| BARONNE DE BELLECHASSE
|| Florence Wood
| GENIVIÈRE FANVÈFRE
|| May Kennedy
| JULIETTE LAMBRIET
|| Doris Stocker
| ANTONIETTE DE PRESELLES
|| Rena Goldie
| MARIE D'ALENCON
|| Marie Brenda
| CELESTINE GALLIFET
|| Carina Cliff
| CLAIRE VIONNEZ
|| Mabel Watson
| MADELEINE DE MANGARS
|| Rosie Chesney
| VIOLETTE DE VEAUX
|| Dini Graham
| CECILE GRAND VIVIER
|| Nellie Pryor
| ELSIE GAUTIER
|| Millicent Field
| HELÈNE DE LAUNDAL
|| Gwendoline D'Arcy
| THERÈSE BELLAIRS
|| Eileen Chisholm
| DUC DE RICHELIEU
|| Ellaline Terriss
ACT I - The Ante-Room to the Presence Chamber in the Palace of Versailles.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Hail, happy day! The bridal of youth and of beauty, April and May..."
- No. 2 - King's Music and Fanfare
- No. 3 - Song - Matignon - "I'm for the women, the women for me, yes, all that I see..."
- No. 4 - Song - Duc de Richelieu - "You may burn my copybook and give away things such as playthings..."
- No. 5 - Song - Duet - Richelieu & Matignon - "I'm going to write a love-letter to someone, no matter to whom..."
- No. 6 - Song - Diane - "Boy that would play the man, taking a bride, strutting as best you can..."
- No. 7 - Concerted Number - Richelieu, Diane, Princess, Duchess, Matignon, Baron & Chorus - "Make way! Make way!..."
- No. 8 - Duet - Diane & Matignon - "Round the mirror of the moon..."
- No. 9a - Sentinels' Chorus - "Who goes? France, all is well..."
- No. 9b - Serenade (unspecified soloist, assumed to be Richelieu) - "Iris, at your casement red the roses are..."
- No. 10 - Finale Act I - "The sweets that you gave me lately so greatly I find I enjoy..."
ACT II - In Richelieu's Apartments, Paris.
- No. 11 - Opening Scene - Footmen, Moulinet, Fleury, Caniffe, Lepas, Richelieu & Chorus - "It is the stroke of noon..."
- No. 12 - Trio - Abbé, Lieutenant, & Richelieu - "Oh the life of a bold dragoon is the life for which I hunger..."
- No. 13 - Song - Abbé, Richelieu, & Men's Chorus - "Gentlemen who come today for the art of rapier play..."
- No. 14 - Duet - Matignon & Abbé - "There was once a little Don; when his biggest wig was on..."
- No. 15 - Entrance of Maids of Honour, with Richelieu - "We've come to you, the Duc de Richelieu..."
- No. 15a - Song - Richelieu & Chorus - "Five little pigs lived in a stye - I don't say when and I don't know why..." (5 verses)
- No. 16 - Song - Diane - "If I could hush this foolish love that sighs and cries..."
- No. 17 - Finale Act II - "What on earth can be the matter? What's become of his Grace? ..."
- No. 17a - Curtain Music - "Heir to a name that lives in fame..."
ACT III - In the Gardens of Richelieu's House at St. Cloud.
- No. 18 - Fête Galante - "Through our June afternoon, now shadows are longer growing..."
- No. 19 - Song - Richelieu - "I don't want to cry or lie down and die, I want to be brave and plucky..."
- No. 20 - Song - Abbé - "We were both of us young when we met, Lisette, at the well, when the sun was setting..."
- No. 21 - Song - Diane - "Tell me, ancient mossy dial, why so slow the moments creep, when our hearts are sick with trial..."
- No. 22 - Song - Matignon, with Chorus - "While I live, all I can give I will lavish on love and beauty..."
- No. 23 - Finale Act III
- External Link
- Vocal Score at
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