Opera recordings

ERMINIE (1885)

COMIC OPERA IN THREE ACTS

Music by Frederick Jakobowski
Words by Claxson Bellamy and Harry Paulton
Restored and Edited by Tom Petiet

CER15P-2C ERMINIE - dialog….......….$20
CER15P-1M ERMINIE - music only.…...$15
Concert performance, with dialog or music only. Piano accomp.

Erminie
ACT 1 The Village of Pontvert before an old-fashioned inn, the ‘Lion d’Or’
Overture ............................................................................................................... Seo Hee Kang at the Piano
No. 1 AROUND IN A WHIRL.......................................................................... Marie, Javotte, Chorus
No. 2 VIVE LE MARQUIS!............................................................................... Chorus
No. 3 Aria, WHEN LOVE IS YOUNG.............................................................. Erminie
No. 4 Duet, PAST & FUTURE............................................................................Erminie & Eugène
No. 5 ALL FOR GLORY....................................................................................Soldiers’ Chorus,
No. 6 Song, A SOLDIER’S LIFE ......................................................................Marquis, Chorus
No. 7 Duet, DOWNY JAIL-BIRDS OF A FEATHER ......................................Ravannes & Cadeaux
No. 8 Solo, DREAM SONG ...............................................................................Cerise
No. 9 Septet, BLISSFUL PLEASURE Ravannes, Erminie, Marquis, Chevalier, Eugène, Cerise and Cadeaux
No. 10 FINALE....................................................................................................Ensemble

ACT 2 Grand Salon of the Chateau de Pontvert
Entr'Acte............................................................................................................... Seo Hee Kang at the Piano
No. 11 Chorus, Solo, WOMAN’S DRESS..............................................................Women, Marie
No. 12 Song, DARKEST THE HOUR ....................................................................Eugene
No. 13 Chorus,Solo, JOY ATTEND.......................................................................Erminie, Chorus
No. 14 Ballad, THE SIGHING SWAIN.................................................................Erminie
No. 15 Song, THE DICKIE BIRDS........................................................................Cadeaux, Chorus
No. 16 VOCAL GAVOTTE ....................................................................................Chorus
No. 17 LULLABY ...................................................................................................Erminie,Chorus
No. 18 Supper Chorus and No. 19 Scene Change Music......................................Ensemble

ACT 3 An Oak-Panelled Chamber, Chateau de Pontvert
No 20 Concerted Piece, GOOD-NIGHT................................................................Ensemble
No. 21 FINALE.......................................................................................................Ensemble

Cast

ERMINIE DE PONTVERT (soprano).................................................................. Elizabeth Cedroni
CERISE MARCEL, Erminie’s companion (soprano)............................................Natalie Emptage
JAVOTTE, Erminie’s maid (mezzo-soprano)........................................................Fiona Linn
MARIE, peasant girl (soprano)..............................................................................Elaina Robbins
PRINCESS DE GRAMPONEUR (actress).............................................................Patricia Petiet
RAVANNES, a grifter (baritone)............................................................................Richard Knapp
CADEAUX, his bumbling accomplice (baritone) ..................................................David Andrews
MARQUIS DE PONTVERT (bass)..........................................................................Thomas Petiet
CHEVALIER DE BRABAZON, Marquis’s guest (baritone).................................. James Wessel Walker
EUGÈNE MARCEL, the Marquis’s Secretary (tenor)............................................David Troiano
VICOMTE DE BRISSAC (actor)............................................................................. James Cavalcoli
DELAUNAY, captain of the military troop (baritone/tenor).................................Randy Gilchrist
MME. DUFOIS, landlord at the Lion d’Or (actress)..............................................Nicole Stevens
SIMON, waiter at the Lion d’Or (actor)..................................................................Robert Douglas
NARRATOR..............................................................................................................George Valenta

SUPPORTING CHORUS

Linda Lee Austin
Claire Agresta*
Erica Arnold
Gordon Barnett
Amy Bulmer*
Margaret Counihan
‘Birdy’ Cox-Diamond
Mary Ann Crandall
Lindsey Hatherly-Petiet
Rebecca Heberlein
Paul Holtz
Elke Kramer Sara Mayman* Lis Sklar
Arielle Sokol
Maika Van Oosterhout* Emily Wachsberger
Rachelle Warren
Bob Westbrook
Joan Westbrook
*Festival girls

MUSIC DIRECTOR.......... Nada Radakovich PIANIST........................ Seo Hee Kang

Recorded live at Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, March 1 , 2015
Recording Engineer: Brent Bryan Sound Editing: Concept Studio

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