Victor Herbert recordings

Dream City And The Magic Knight (1906)

COMIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS

Music by Victor Herbert
Book and Lyrics by Edgar Smith Narration by Tom Petiet

CDL06P-2C DR. CITY & M. KNT- dialog…..…....$20
CDL06P-2M DR. CITY & M. KNT- music only.…..$20
Concert performance, with narration or music only. 2 piano accomp.

Dream City and the Magic Knight
Overture (Selection arr. Karl Hoschna)................ Mr. Aceto and Mr. Johnson

Act I: The Dinglebender Farm at Malaria Center, Long Island
Opening Chorus........................................................ Ensemble
Down a Shady Lane.................................................. Mabel, Maude, Gladys, Conklin, Scudder and Snediker
The Ravenous Rooster.............................................. Hubbs and Amanda
A Farmer's Life.......................................................... Dinglebender
Improvements........................................................... Holmes
A Shy Suburban Maid.............................................. .Nancy
Nancy, I Fancy You...................................................D’Absinthe
Finale: Rustic Patrol and The Volunteer Fireman...Hubbs and Ensemble

Act II: The Principal Square in Dream City
Entr’Acte and Beautiful Dreamtown........................Ensemble
Love By Telephone................................................... D’Absinthe
I Don't Believe I'll Ever Be A Lady............................Amanda
Hannah..................................................................... Nancy
Bound for the Opera................................................ Dinglebender, Mrs. Dinglebender, Ensemble

The Magic Knight
Prelude..................................................................... Mr. Aceto and Mr. Johnson
Opening Chorus....................................................... Ensemble
An Operatic Maiden................................................ Elsa
In a Strenuous Grand Opera Moment....................Elsa, King, Frederick, Ortrud, and Ensemble
A Fairy Boat............................................................. Elsa, King, Frederick, Ortrud, and Ensemble
A Knight of Noble Mien (Ta, Ta!)...........................Lohengrin
Finale....................................................................... Ensemble
We return to Dream City
In Vaudeville............................................................Nancy and Holmes
Finale....................................................................... Ensemble

Cast (Dream City)
Wilhelm Dinglebender, a Long Island truck farmer............................ Mitch Gillett
J. Bilkington Holmes, a Real Estate “boomer”.......................................Greg Wakefield
Seth Hubbs, Village Hackman and the city oracle................................ Seth Gilman
Henri D’Absinthe, an Artist in search of “Atmosphere”.........................David Troiano
Joe Snediker ............................................................................................Todd Decker
Hank Scudder ........................................................................................ Tom Petiet
Hen Conklin ............................................................................................Scott Lindroth
Nancy, Dinglebender’s daughter and local belle.................................. Marla Bentley
Maria Dinglebender, his wife.................................................................Claudia Wier
Amanda Boggs, the “help” at the Dinglebender Farm..........................Lynn Bishop
Mabel ......................................................................................................Kimberley Dolanski
Maude .....................................................................................................Lucy Head
Gladys .....................................................................................................Holly Perry

Cast (The Magic Knight)
Elsa, a typical grand operatic maiden...................................................Kimberley Dolanski
Ostrud, her contralto aunt, who dabbles in magic.............................. Cheryl Kaski
Frederick, her hen-pecked uncle...........................................................Glenn Perry
The King, a base monarch.....................................................................Seth Gilman
Lohengrin, a professional rescuer of distressed maidens.....................David Troiano
1st Knight................................................................................................Todd Decker
Godfrey....................................................................................................Greg Wakefield
Narrator..................................................................................................George Valenta

The Ensemble
Marla Bentley, Lynn Bishop, Elizabeth Cedroni, Kim Dolanski, Lucy Head, Cheryl Kaski, Kirsten Kunkle, Holly Perry, Annie Phillips, Anna Rumsey, Claudia Wier, Todd Decker, Mitch Gillett, Seth Gilman, Scott Lindroth, Glenn Perry, Tom Petiet, David Troiano, Greg Wakefield

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos
Script restoration and new narration by Tom Petiet

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