Victor Herbert recordings

The Lavender Lady (1912)

A Musical Comedy in a Prologue and Two Acts

Music by Victor Herbert Book and Lyrics by Otto Harbach
Music Restored by Adam Aceto

CLL12P-2M   THE LAVENDER LADY- Musical in 3 Acts, music only with detailed synopsis.  Concert performance. Duo piano accomp......................$20

Brought to the attention of the public in 1935, this watershed collaboration between two musical theatre giants is barely mentioned in any publication about its authors or about musical theatre. For decades, its scores sat quietly in Washington, DC and its libretto in New York—unnoticed, unperformed, and unrecorded. This recording was made from the show's only performance.

The Lavender Lady
DISK 1
Act I
[1] Overture............................................................................................................................... Pianos
[2] Opening Chorus: In and Out....................................................... Phillippe, Marie, Fleurette, Girls
[3] Such is Life............................................Celeste, Emile, Mme. de la Fontaine, Benedict, Latouche
[4] Some Ladies and Gentlemen........................................................................................... Ensemble
[5] When Pretty Eyes A-Begging Go..................................................................................... Claudine
[6] A Masterful Man.................................................................................. Fleurette, Marcel, Benedict
[7] Finale I............................................................................................................................ Ensemble
Act II
[8] A Jolly Old Rondelet........................................................................................... Phillippe, Chorus
[9] If I Should Tell the Name......................................................................................... Claudine, Men
[10] Homeopathy.......................................................................................................... Benedict, Girls

DISK 2
[1] The Maddest War of All............................................................................................ Marcel, Men
[2] Here in These Arms........................................................................................................ Claudine
[3] How a Husband Should Be Treated.............................................................................. Claudine
[4] The Henpecks........................................................................................ Emile, Fleurette, Chorus
[5] I Learned of Love................................................................................................ Celeste, Quartet
[6] Finale II......................................................................................................................... Ensemble
Act III
[7] Opening Act III (clock underscore).................................................................................. Pianos
[8] Tip-Toe Lightly................................................................................ Phillippe, Claudine, Chorus
[9] Transformation Scene................................................................................................... Ensemble
[10] Finale III............................................................................................ Benedict, Celeste, Chorus
This production is made possible by a grant from the Victor Herbert Foundation

Cast

Celeste Lepinet, wife of Benedict............................................................................. Natalie Emptage
Fleurette, her younger sister, in love with Phillippe.............................................. Schyler Sheltrown
Mme. de la Fontaine, Celeste’s domineering aunt..................................................... Kirsten Kunkle
Claudine D’Arblay, widowed operetta singer, and former fiancée of Marcel.... Kimberley Dolanski
Marie, Benedict’s maid............................................................................................... Christine Amon
Phillippe. a handsome young man, in love with Fleurette.......................................... David Troiano
Marcel Gautier, a dashing naval officer and friend of Benedict............................. Gyorgy Barabas
Benedict Lepinet, a henpecked husband........................................................................ Mitch Gillett
Mons. LaTouche, stuffy charity organizer......................................................................... Tom Petiet
Emile, nerdy nephew of LaTouche and suitor of Fleurette............................................ John Riesen

CHORUS– Marla Bentley, Nick Kreider, Evan Snyder, Leslie Mason and the rest of the cast

Music Director................................................................................................................... Adam Aceto
At The Two Pianos......................................................................... Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson
Sound Design, Live Mix And Recording Engineer.............................................................. TS Taylor

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