opera recordings

FLORODORA (1900)

OPERETTA IN TWO ACTS

Music by Leslie Stuart Book by Owen Hall;
Lyrics by Ernest Boyd-Jones and Paul Rubens;
Additional Music by Ivan Caryll & Paul Rubens
Restored and Edited by Tom Petiet

CFL13P-2C   FLORODORA - dialog…........….$20
CFL13P-1M   FLORODORA - music only.…...$15
Concert performance, with dialog or music only. Piano accomp.

Florodora
ACT 1 The perfume factory of Cyrus Gilfain, on the Philippine island of Florodora

Opening Ensemble; Flowers blooming..................................................................................... Chorus
Quartet: The Credit’s Due to Me................................................... Pym, Aepfelbaum, Sims, Langdale
A Woman’s Love........................................................................................................................ Dolores
Duet: Somebody ................................................................................................ Dolores and Abercoed
Chorus of Welcome ................................................................................................................... Chorus
Come And See Our Island ........................................................................................................ Chorus
When I Leave Town ..................................................................................................... Lady Holyrood
Galloping................................................................................................................. Angela and Arthur
Trio: I Want to Marry a Man, I Do..................................Lady Holyrood, Gilfain and Tweedlepunch
Phrenology................................................................................................................Gilfain and Chorus
The Fellow Who Might................................................................................................................ Angela
Trio: When an Interfering Person...................................................... Lady Holyrood, Angela, Arthur
The Shade of the Palm............................................................................................................ Abercoed
Finale, Act 1............................................................................................................................. Ensemble

ACT 2 The Abercoed estate in Wales, England, recently bought by Gilfain

Chorus of Peasants ................................................................................................................... Chorus
Duet: We Get Up at 8 pm .................................................................................. Leandro and Valleda
Tact ............................................................................................................................... Lady Holyrood
When You’re a Millionaire......................................................................................................... Gilfain
Tell Me Pretty Maiden ...............................................................................................................Chorus
Duet: When We’re On The Stage ............................................................ Dolores and Tweedlepunch
I’ve An Inkling............................................................................................................... Lady Holyrood
The Island of Love............................................................................................. Dolores and Ensemble

Cast

DOLORES: Daughter of the previous owner of the factory.................................... Natalie Emptage
ANGELA GILFAIN: Cyrus Gilfain’s daughter............................................................ Cristina Tamer
LADY HOLYROOD: A high society English widow.................................................. Cynthian Knight
CYRUS W. GILFAIN: Owner of the perfume factory................................................... Thomas Petiet
FRANK ABERCOED: Factory manager, actually a lord........................................... Gyorgy Barabas
CAPTAIN ARTHUR DONEGAL: Lady Holyrood’s brother............................................ Gary Lindell
ANTHONY TWEEDLEPUNCH: Traveling merchant and phrenologist......... James Wessel Walker
LEANDRO: Foreman of the farm.................................................................................... Erica Arnold
ERNEST PYM: Clerk of Gilfain’s................................................................................ Frank Immekus
REGINALD LANGDALE: Clerk of Gilfain’s .................................................................... Gary Lindell
TENNYSON SIMS: Clerk of Gilfain’s............................................................................... John Bulmer
FRANK AEPFELBAUM: Clerk of Gilfain’s....................................................................... Erica Arnold
VALLEDA: Native farm worker............................................................................. Alexandria Strother
INEZ: Native farm worker...............................................................................................Claire Agresta
MISS BELMONT : A stenographer................................................................................ Sara Mayman
THE FLORODORA GIRLS..................... Claire Agresta, Amy Bulmer,Patricia Petiet, Zoe Soumkine
FLORODOREAN FARMERS, LABOURERS, ETC.....Randy Gilchrist, Lindsey Hatherly, Paul Holtz
NARRATOR.................................................................................................................. James Cavalcoli

MUSIC DIRECTOR......................................................................................................... David Troiano
AT THE TWO PIANOS ....................................................Margaret Counihan and Maurice Draughn
SOUND DESIGN, LIVE MIX AND RECORDING ENGINEER.......................................... TS Taylor

Recorded live at Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College, Nov. 9, 2013

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