Victor Herbert recordings

The Idol’s Eye (1897)

Comic Opera in Three Acts

Music by VICTOR HERBERT Book and lyrics by HARRY B. SMITH

CIE06P-2C   THE IDOL'S EYE- with dialog................$20
CIE06P-2M   THE IDOL'S EYE- music only...............$20
Concert performance, with dialog or music only. Piano accomp.

The Idol's Eye
Act I — Officer’s Quarters of an English Regiment
Overture........................................................................... Mr. Aceto and Mr. Johnson
Opening Chorus............................................................... Ensemble
Pretty Isabella and her Umbrella (Kiss Duet)................... Maraquita, Ned and Girls
Cuban Song...................................................................... Don Pablo and Chorus
Entrance of Brahmins and Hindoo Chorus....................... Ensemble
I Just Dropped In (Balloon Song).................................... Able Conn and Chorus
Minding the Baby..............................................................Bedalia and Chorus
I’m Captain Cholly Chumley of the Guards......................Abel and Chorus
The Lady and the Kick......................................................Damayanti and Chorus
Finale................................................................................ Ensemble

Act II — Interior of the Temple of the Ruby
Opening chorus and Dance of the Nautch Girls............. Ensemble
Song of the Priestess........................................................ Chief Priestess and Chorus
The Tattooed Man............................................................ Abel and Chorus
Finale................................................................................ Ensemble

Act III — Same as Act I
Entr’acte and Opening Chorus......................................... Ensemble
Talk About Yo’ Luck.......................................................... Abel and Chorus
Fairy Tales (Waltz-Sextette)..............................................Abel, Maraquita, Bedalia, Damayanti, Ned, Don Pablo
Finale................................................................................. Ensemble

Appendix: Replacement version of Act II Finale

Cast

Abel Conn, an aeronaut who seeks and finds adventure....................... Thomas Petiet
Ned Winner, an American novelist, in love with Maraquita.................. Mitch Gillett
Jamie McSnuffy, a Scots kleptomaniac................................................... Todd Decker
Don Pablo Tabasco, a Cuban planter, in search of big Game................ Greg Wakefield
Brahmin Emissaries from the Rajah of Japalpur.................................. Scott Lindroth
Damayanti, favorite Nautch girl of the Rajah of Japalpur.................... Elizabeth Cedroni
Maraquita, daughter of Don Pablo, in love with Ned............................ Kirsten Kunkle
Bedalia, daughter of Corporal Wattles.................................................... Marla Bentley
Chief Priestess of the Temple of the Ruby............................................... Cheryl Kaski
Lieutenant Desmond................................................................................ Lucy Head
Viola, officers’ daughter............................................................................Lynn Bishop
Blanche, officers’ daughter...................................................................... Anna Rumsey
Berenice, officers’ daughter......................................................................Claudia Wier
Chief Priest............................................................................................... Seth Gilman

Narrated by George Valenta

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

Creative Team
Musical Direction by Adam Aceto
Scripts reconstructed and new narrations created by Tom Petiet
The entire production supervised and organized by Adam Aceto

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

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