Victor Herbert recordings

Babette (1903)

A Romantic Comic Opera in 3 Acts Period – Seventeenth Century

Music by Victor Herbert
Book and Lyrics by Harry B. Smith Narration by Tom Petiet

CBA05P-2C BABETTE- dialog…..….$20
CBA05P-1M BABETTE- music only.....$15
Concert performance, with narration or music only. 2 piano accomp.

Babette
Act I – Garden of Van Tympel’s House near Antwerp
Overture (Selection arr. Karl Hoschna).............................................. Mr. Aceto and Mr. Johnson
Opening Chorus...................................................................................................... The Ensemble
My Honor and My Sword........................................................................ Mondragon and Chorus
On the Other Side of The Wall................................................................. Mondragon and Vinetta
Entrance of Babette................................................................................................. The Ensemble
Letter I Write all day (Letter-writing Song)........................................................................ Babette
He Who’d Thrive (Clockmaker’s Song)................................................. Van Tympel and Chorus
I’ll Bribe the Stars (Picture Painting Song)...................................................... Babette and Marcel
Finale I..................................................................................................................... The Ensemble

Act II A — Roadside Inn near Brussels
Opening Chorus Act II......................................................................................... The Ensemble
Tony the Peddler................................................................................. Mondragon and Chorus
Hear the Coachman Crack His Whip................................................................. The Ensemble
Weíre Very Highly Polished at the Court................................................. Baltazar and Vinetta
To the Sound of the Pipe and the Roll of the Drum........... Babette, Vinetta, Eva and Chorus
On The Stage............................................................................................................ Van Tymple
Be Kind to poor Pierrot................................................................................................... Babette
There once was an owl............................ Marcel, Vinetta, Eva, Mondragon, Katrina, Theresa
My Lady ‘Tis For Thee..................................................................................................... Marcel
The Life of a Bold Free Lance.................................................... Captain Guzman and Chorus
Finale II................................................................................................................ The Ensemble

Act III – Versailles
Opening Chorus Act III....................................................................................... The Ensemble
It’s A way we have in Spain...................... Van Tromp, Eva, Mondragon, Marcel and Chorus
My Lady of the Manor................................................... Vinette, Eva, Marcel and Mondragon
Where the Fairest Flow’rs (Butterfly Waltz).................................................................. Babette
Finale III............................................................................................................... The Ensemble

Cast

Mondragon............................................................................................................... Don Regan
Marcel...................................................................................................................... Glenn Perry
Baltazar................................................................................................................... Mitch Gillett
Vinetta............................................................................................................... Kristin Walukas
Van Tympel................................................................................................................ Tom Petiet
Eva........................................................................................................................... Cindy Boote
Capain Guzman................................................................................................... David Troiano
Katrina...................................................................................................................... Kara Alfano
Theresea..................................................................................................................... Lucy Head
Van Dyke............................................................................................................ Greg Wakefield
Capt. Walter......................................................................................................... Philip Kitchell
The King............................................................................................................. George Valenta
and Kimberley Dolanski as Babette
Narrated by George Valenta

Music Director .................................................................... Adam Aceto
Personnel Mgr. and Repetetieur ...................................... Patrick Johnson
Script restoration and new narration by.................................. Tom Petiet

The Ensemble
Kara Alfano, Marla Bentley, Cindy Boote, Kimberley Dolanski, Christina Gurne, Lucy Head, Kirsten Kunkle, Elizabeth Mihalo, Holly Perry, Kristin Walukas, Claudia Wier, Todd Decker, Mitch Gillett, Phillip Kitchell, Michael Parr, Glenn Perry, Tom Petiet, David Troiano, Don Regan, and Greg Wakefield

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

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