Opérette (1898)

Musique: Victor Herbert
Paroles: Harry B. Smith
Livret: Harry B. Smith
Production à la création:

This was Herbert's sixth operetta, which he wrote for Nielsen and her new Alice Nielsen Opera Company. Nielsen, having earned widespread praise in The Serenade, requested and received not one but three roles in The Fortune Teller.

The story is set in Hungary and involves Irma, an heiress from Budapest, who is studying for the ballet. Irma is in love with a young Hussar captain but is being forced to marry the silly Count Barezowski. When Musette, a gypsy fortune teller, arrives, she is mistaken for Irma; the case of mistaken identity fosters many complications.

Acte I

Introduction and Opening ensemble
Always Do as People Say You Should – Irma and Ladies Chorus
Hungaria's Hussars – Captain Ladislas and Hussars
Ho! Ye Townsmen – Sandor
Romany Life – Musette, Sandor, Vaninka, Boris, Rafael and Chorus
Czardas – Musette and Chorus
Finale I

Acte II

Opening Chorus
Signor Monsieur Moldoni – Fresco and Chorus
The Serenade of All Nations – Musette, Count Berezowski, Fresco, Boris and Mixed Chorus
Gypsy Love Song (Slumber On, My Little Gypsy Sweetheart) – Sandor, Musette and Chorus
Only in the Play – Mlle. Pompom and Captain Ladislas
Finale II

Acte III

Gypsy Jan – Sandor and Chorus
The Power of the Human Eye – Boris and Count Berezowski
The Lily and the Nightingale – Musette
Finale III

Musette, a fortune teller* – Alice Nielsen
Captain Ladislas, a Hussar – Frank Rushworth
Fresco, a dance master (trouser role) – Richard Golden
Count Berezowski, a composer of no renown – Joseph W. Herbert
Irma, a ballet student* – Alice Nielsen
Mlle Pompon, a fading prima donna – Marguerite Sylva
Fedor, Irma's twin brother* – Alice Nielsen
Sandor, a gypsy leader – Eugene Cowles
Irene, Trina and Ruth, ballet students
Corporal, a Hussar
The roles marked with an asterisk (*) are all played by the same woman.

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Version 1

Fortune Teller (The) (1898-09-Wallack's Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Wallack's Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 40 représentations
Première Preview : 26 September 1898
Première: 26 September 1898
Dernière: 29 October 1898
Mise en scène : Julian Mitchell
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
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Version 2

Fortune Teller (The) (1929-11-New Century Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: New Century Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre : 16 représentations
Première Preview : 04 November 1929
Première: 04 November 1929
Dernière: 16 November 1929
Mise en scène : Milton Aborn
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
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