Comic Opera Guild recordings

ALGERIA (1908)

An Operetta in Two Acts

Music by Victor Herbert Book and Lyrics by Glen MacDonough

CAL06P-2M ALGERIA- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, music only....$20

Algeria by Victor Herbert
Act I. The walled oasis of Sidi Ahmound in the Desert of Sahara
Track 1 Overture (Orchestral Selections, arr. Otto Langey)...................... The Two Pianos
(I’ve been decorated, Twilight in Barakeesh, Rose of the World, Bohemia Good-bye,
Little bird of Paradise, The same old two, In Jail, Love is like a cigarette, Boule Miche’,
Rose of the World)
Track 2 Opening Chorus.......................................................................................... Ensemble
Track 3 The Boule’ Miche’....................................................................................... De Lome
Track 4 I’ve been Decorated........................................................................ Governor General
Track 5 Rose of the World........................................................................................... Zoradie
Track 6 In Jail.................................................................................. Sweet, Van, and De Long
Track 7 You’ll feel better Then................................................................................... Millicent
Track 8 The Same Old Two................................................................................ Mrs. Cooings
Track 9 Finale Act I................................................................................................... Ensemble

Act II. Exterior of an old Palace at Mustapha Superior, Algiers
Track 10 Act II Opening Chorus “Mardi Gras”............................................................... Girls
Track 11 March and “Tho’ I’m a Genius Military”..................................... Governor General
Track 12 Love is Like a Cigarette.............................................................................. De Lome
Track 13 Ask Her While the Band is Playing............................................................ Millicent
Track 14 Only one of Anything................................................................... Governor General
Track 15 Twilight in Barakeesh................................................................................... Zoradie
Track 16 Bohemia Goodbye................................... Millicent, Mrs. Cooings, De Long, Sweet
Track 17 Little Bird of Paradise............................................................................ Van & Girls
Track 18 Finale Act II................................................................................................ Ensemble

DISK 2 Additional music from when the show was revised and later titled: Rose of Algeria (1909)

Track 1 I’ve Been Decorated (revised version)........................................... Governor General
Track 2 I’ll Dream of Thee (lyric by Vincent Bryan).................................................. Zoradie
Track 3 The Great White Easiest Way..................................................... Barnum and Bailey
Track 4 The Foolish Gardener ................................................................ Barnum and Bailey
Track 5 Entrance of Sultana......................................................................... The Two Pianos
Track 6 Finale Act I (revised).................................................................................. Ensemble

The Cast

Carroll Sweet.................................................................................................... David Troiano
De Long Greene................................................................................................ Mitchell Gillet
Van Cortland Park......................................................................................... Greg Wakefiled
(three young American soldiers of fortune who enlisted in and
deserted from the Foreign Legion of Algeria)
Captain De Lome, in command at the oasis of Sidi Ahmoud.......................... Michael Parr
General Petitpons, Governor General of Algeria.......................................... Joseph Roberts
(uncle of Captain De Lome)
Zoradie, Sultana of the Barakeesh, a powerful desert tribe..................... Kimberly Dolanski
(Seen in Act I as Marian, Mistress of the Bayaderes)
Millicent Madison, M.D................................................................................... Kirsten Kunkle
(an American girl who is practicing medicine in the East)
Mrs. Billings F. Cooings..................................................................................... Marla Bentley
Mr. Billings F. Cooings............................................................................................ Tom Petiet
(a recently married couple from Patterson upon their honeymoon)
Additional Characters
Barnum Sells................................................................................................... Greg Wakefield
Bailey Ringling.................................................................................................. Mitchell Gillett
(Two young America circus Men, forced by the stranding of their circus
in Algiers to enlist in the Foreign Legion of the French army.

Ensemble: Marla Bentley, Kimberly Dolanski, Kirsten Kunkle, Diane McEwen-Martin,
Kimerica Parr, Mitch Gillett, Michael Parr, Tom Petiet, Joseph Roberts, David Troiano, Greg Wakefield

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos
Music restored and conducted by Adam Aceto

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