Victor Herbert recordings

The Madcap Duchess (1913)

A Comic Opera in Two Acts

Music by Victor Herbert Lyrics by David Stevens
Book by Justin Huntly McCarthy, adapted by David Stevens
Based on the novel "Seraphica" by Justin Huntly McCarthy

CMD07P-2C   THE MADCAP DUCHESS with dialog................$20
CMD07P-1C   THE MADCAP DUCHESS- music only................$15
Concert performance, with dialog or music only. Duo piano accomp.

The Madcap Duchess
Overture...................................................................... The Two Pianos

Act I. Garden of the Windmill Inn. Early Morning, 1720
Opening Chorus: "The Sun is Aslant"....................... Adam, Gilette, Musketeers
Aurora Blushing Rosily.............................................. Renaud and Male Chorus
Love and I Are Playing............................................... Seraphina
Duo-Scene" "The Deuce, Young Man"...................... Seraphina and Renaud
Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee................................ M. de Secherat, Adam, and Vidame de Bethune
Hunting Song: "Oh, Up! It's Up!"............................. Philip of Orleans, Stephanie and Chorus
Love Is a Story That's Old.......................................... Seraphina and Chorus
That Is Art.................................................................. Master Hardi and Players
Scene: "Companions, I Have Summoned You"........ Seraphina, Master Hardi and Chorus
Finale: "To Paris"....................................................... Hardi, Seraphina and Ensemble

Entr'Acte.................................................................. The Two Pianos

Act II. Theatre in the garden of Versailles. Evening
Now Is the South-Wind Blowing............................. Seraphina, Renaud, Hardi and Chorus
Scene Change Music................................................. The Two Pianos
Babette of Beaujolais................................................ Seraphina and Chorus
Goddess of Mine....................................................... Renaud
Winged Love............................................................. Stephanie, Master Hardi and Chorus
Far Up the Hill.......................................................... Seraphina, Watteau and Chorus
Do You Know?.......................................................... Seraphina and Renaud
Finale and "Love Is a Story That's Old"................... Ensemble

Cast

Renaud, Prince of St. Pol in Artois..................................................... Mitch Gilette
Vidame de Bethune, Guardian of Seraphina..................................... Blake Bard
M. De Secherate, Guardian of Seraphina.......................................... Greg Wakefield
Master Hardi, Manager of the Regent's Players................................ Tom Petiet
Philip of Orleans, Regent.................................................................... Craig Wickham
Watteau, Court Painter....................................................................... Michael Parr
Duc de Pontsable, Marshal of France................................................. Phil Kitchell
Canillac, Captain of the King's Musketerrs........................................ Bob Douglas
Adam, Proprietor of the Windmill Inn............................................... Nick Fitzer
Panache, Sergeant of the King's Musketeers...................................... Seth Gilman
Coraline, of the regent's players.......................................................... Elizabeth Mihalo
Zerbine, of the regent's players........................................................... Kirsten Kunkle
Stephanie, Marquise de Phalaris........................................................ Diane McEwen-Martin
Gilette, Serving-Maid at the Windmill Inn........................................ Barbara Scanlon
and
Kimberley Dolanski as SERAPHINA, Duchess of Dapaume in Artois

Narrated by George Valenta
with Adam Aceto & Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

The Ensemble
Kirsten Kunkle, Barbara Scanlon, Marla Bentley, Elizabeth Mihalo, Diane McEwen-Martin, Kimberley Dolanski, Amy Blevins, Cathy O'Shaunnessy, Tom Petiet, Phil Kitchell, Greg Wakefield, Blake Bard, Nick Fitzer, Mitch Gilette, Michael Parr, Craig Wickham, Laurence Bryk, Bob Douglas, Seth Gilman

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

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