Victor Herbert

The Prima Donna (1907)

A Comic Opera in Two Acts

Music by Victor Herbert Book and Lyrics by Henry Blossom

CPD06P-2C   THE PRIMA DONNA, dialog...........$20
CPD06P-1M   THE PRIMA DONNA, music only....$15
Concert performance, duo piano accomp., dialog or music only

The Prima Donna
Act I — The Pomme d’Or
Overture..............................................................................Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
Opening Chorus and Song:
“There’s Only One Rose in the Garden of Love”............. Fernand, Gaston, & Men
The Game of Love............................................................ Mignon, Celeste, Gaston, & Fernand
Something Always Happens When It Shouldn’t................Pop
Here’s To My Comrades................................................... Armand & Men
Dream Love...................................................................... Athenee
Love Light.........................................................................Armand
A Soldier’s Life Is Never Long......................................... Ensemble
La, La................................................................................ Ensemble
Oh! Oh! Oh!...................................................................... Mlle. Desiree
Dance................................................................................ Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
O! Mia Speranza................................................................ Signor Spaglioni
A Soldier’s Love............................................................... Athenee
Band Behind Scene........................................................... Mr. Aceto & Mr. Johnson
Finale................................................................................. Ensemble

Act II — Club House at Ile de Puteaux, Paris
Opening............................................................................ Ensemble
You’d Be Surprised........................................................... Pop
Duet: Think of Me............................................................ Athenee & Armand
What Is Love?................................................................... Octette
The Man and the Maid.................................................... Octette
Everybody Else’s Girl Looks Better to Me Than Mine..... Gaston
When You Find the One You’re Looking For.................. Helene & Fernand
I’ll Be Married to the Music of the Military Band........... Pop & Men
Espagnola......................................................................... Athenee
Finale................................................................................ Ensemble

The Cast

Colonel Dutois, commandant of the Post.............................................. Scott Lindroth
Captain Bordenave................................................................................. Todd Decker
Lieut. Armand, Count of Fonteine......................................................... Glenn Perry
Lieut. Fernand Drouillard...................................................................... Seth Gilman
Lieut. Gaston de Rendal......................................................................... Greg Wakefield
Herr Max Gundelfinger, known as “Pop”.............................................. Tom Petiet
Signor Giuseppi Spaglioni, Baron de Pomba........................................ Mitch Gillett
Dr. Papin, Waiter.................................................................................... George Valenta
Mlle. Athenee, Prima Donna of the Opera Comique............................. Kimberley Dolanski
Margot, her maid.................................................................................... Lucy Head
Mlle. Mathilda, Cafe Chanteuses........................................................... Marla Bentley
Mlle. Desiree............................................................................................ Claudia Wier
The Duchess, Mme. Justine................................................................... Holly Perry
Countess Helene...................................................................................... Kirsten Kunkle
Marquise du Perrifonds...........................................................................Cheryl Kaski
Bebe, Celeste, Mignon, Cafe Concert Girls....................Annie Phillips, Lynn Bishop,
Elizabeth Cedroni

Entertainment in Act II by The Metropolitan Octette: Soprani: Marla Bentley Lucy Head;
Contralti: Holly Perry Cheryl Kaski; Tenori: Todd Decker, Mitch Gillett; Bassi: Patrick Johnson, Scott Lindroth

Narrated by George Valenta

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

Musical Direction by Adam Aceto
Scripts reconstructed and new narrations created by Tom Petiet

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

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