Monte Carlo is an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts with a book by Sidney Carlton, music by Howard Talbot and lyrics by Harry Greenbank. The work was opened at the Avenue Theatre, London, on 27 August 1896.
| SIR BENJAMIN CURRIE, Q.C., M.P. (The Attorney General)
|| Mr. Charles Rock
| GENERAL FREDERICK BOOMERANG, V.C.
|| Mr. Eric Lewis
| FRED DORIAN (a Lieutenant on the Southshire Regiment)
|| Mr. Richard Green
| JAMES (a Waiter)
|| Mr. E. W. Garden
| HARRY VERINDER (a Briefless Barrister)
|| Mr. A. Vane Tempest
| PROFESSOR LORRIMER
|| Mr. Robb Harwood
| (Visitors at Monte Carlo)
| Mr. Guy Fane
Mr. C. Wilford
| CAPTAIN ROSSITER (of the Steam Yacht "Silver Swan")
|| Mr. W. H. Kemble
| A CROUPIER
|| Mr. Roland Carse
| FRANÇOIS (Sir Benjamin's Valet)
|| Mr. Edward Espinosa
| MRS. CARTHEW
|| Miss Aïda Jenoure
| DOROTHY (Mrs. Carthew's Daughter)
|| Miss Kate Cutler
| ETHEL (General Boomerang's Daughter)
|| Miss Hettis Lund
| GERTIE GELATINE
| (the Sisters Gelatine)
| Miss May Belfry
Miss Venie Belfry
| LITTLE JEMIMA (of the East End Music Halls)
|| Miss Lalor Shiel
| A MIDSHIPMAN
|| Miss Kitty Abrahams
| SUSANNE (a Chambermaid at the Hôtel de Paris)
|| Miss Emmie Owen
ACT I - "Monte Carlo."
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "Here at Monte Carlo's tables, all our hopes on fortune staking..."
- No. 1a - Recit. - Croupier - "Pray, gentlemen and ladies, do refrain from hesitating..."
- No. 1b - Song - Croupier & Chorus - "Now here's a chance for visitors, both masculine and feminine..."
- No. 2 - Duet - Ethel & Harry - "Within my chambers daily I sit before my table..."
- No. 3 - Trio - Sir Benjamin, General, & Mrs. Carthew - "When a widow makes impression with her beauty rich and regal..."
- No. 4 - Song - Dorothy - "O land of heart's desire where love is king, and fancy all a-fire..."
- No. 5 - Duet - Dorothy & Dorian - "Along the way where lovers go the roses red are twining..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Suzanne & James - "The use of French you ask of me, but spite of your professions..."
- No. 7 - Song - Dorian & Men's Chorus - "They tell me that life is a riddle; but whatever may chance..."
- No. 8 - Song & March - General Boomerang & Chorus - "Have you ever heard the story of my long career of glory..."
- No. 9 - Quartette & Dance - Bertie, Gertie, James & Lorrimer - "I am Gertie Gelatine, and it's easy to be seen..."
- No. 10 - Song - Jemima & Chorus - "I'm the pet of all the 'alls - I'm Jemima! And they whistles and they calls for Jemima..."
- No. 11 - Duet and Dance - Jemima & Sir Benjamin - "A worthy rural Dean a pair of legs could boast of..."
- No. 12 - Hornpipe Trio - Mrs. Carthew, General & Sir Benjamin - "If you'll only come a-cruising..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act I - "Oh, what is the matter? Oh, what has occurr'd? ..."
ACT II - "Off Malta" - Deck of the Steam Yacht "Silver Swan."
- No. 14 - Chorus of Sailors - "We're an able bodied crew, and our duty is to wrestle..."
- No. 14a&b - Recit and Song - Captain Rossiter - "O gallant tars..." & "Before I sail'd this elegant craft..."
- No. 15 - Trio - Mrs. Carthew, Dorothy, Suzanne & Chorus - "Now of course you know the duties of a lady's maid..."
- No. 16 - Song - Mrs. Carthew - "When you meet some lovely syren who has big bewitching eyes..."
- No. 18 - Song - General - "We have distinguish'd visitors in England now and then..." ***
- No. 19 - Quartette - Mrs. Carthew, Dorothy, General & Sir Benjamin - "Whatever's the use of a maid..."
- No. 20 - Song - Lorrimer - "Oh, the autumn leaves are falling and the days are closing in..." (6 verses)
- No. 21 - Eccentric Dance (Francois)
- No. 22 - Concerted Piece - "Across the waters blue we're very proud to see..."
- No. 23 - Recit. & Song - Dorian - "Back from the field..." & "Oh, the Scarlet Coat so bright is an Englishman's delight..."
- No. 24 - Skirt Dance
- No. 24a - Can-Can
- No. 25 - Song - Bertie, with Gertie, Sir Benjamin & Lorrimer - "I'm a stupid little maiden who's afraid to venture out..."
- No. 26 - Colour Duet & Dance - Suzanne & James - "In the mediaeval ages with their troubadours and pages..."
- No. 27 - Duet - Jemima & Lorrimore - "Two Spanish senora are we, exceedingly giddy and gushing..."
- No. 28 - Song - Dorian - "No eloquence is mine my cause to plead whose music it were dear delight to heed..."
- No. 29 - Song - "Fiddle di diddle di diddle di dee" (singer unspecified)
- "A very prim and prudent maid..."
- No. 30 - Finale Act II - "When man to maid proposes - O Day of dear delight!..."
Sketches of the original production.
- External Links
- Monte Carlo at Wikipedia
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