Victor Herbert

The Velvet Lady (1919)

A Comic Opera in Three Acts

Music by Victor Herbert
Book and Lyrics by Henry Blossom
Music restored and conducted by Adam Aceto

CVL06P-1M   THE VELVET LADY- music only.......................$15
Concert performance, music only. Duo piano accomp.

The Velvet Lady
Act I. Library in Howell’s House, Riverside Drive (late afternoon)
Track 1 Overture......................................................................................... The Two Pianos
Track 2 Opening Chorus “To-night’s the Night”........................................................... Girls
Track 3 Come be my Wife........................................................................................... Ottilie
Track 4 Scandal............................................................................................ Parks and Susie
Track 5 Little Girl and Boy........................................................................ Ned and Bubbles
Track 6 Fair Honeymoon Shine On.................................. George, Ned, Ottilie and Bubbles
Track 7 There’s Nothing to Fine for the Finest................. George, King, Mooney, Sergeant

Act II. Living Hall in the Howell’s House (early the same evening)
Track 8 Entr’acte I
Track 9 Opening to Act II “Way Down in Yucatan”.................. Vera and Mrs. Pembroke
Track 10 Bubbles........................................................................................................... Girls
Track 11 Spooky Ookum............................................................................................ George
Track 12 I’ve Danced to the Beat of the Band............................................................... Ned
Track 13 Logic......................................................................................... Mooney and Parks
Track 14 Life and Love............................................................................................... George
Track 15 What a Position for Me.................................................................................. Susie
Track 16 Finale Act II............................................................................................. Ensemble

Act III. Living Room in Howell’s House (An Hour later)
Track 17 Entr’acte II.................................................................................... The Two Pianos
Track 18 Opening Act III............................................................................................... Girls
Track 19 “Merry Wedding Bells”.............................................................................. Bubbles
Track 20 Merry Wedding Dance........................................... George, Ned, Ottilie, Bubbles
Track 21 Throwing the Bull............................................................................................ Vera
Track 22 “Velvet Lady” Foxtrot and Tango................................................ The Two Pianos
Track 23 Finale Ultimo.......................................................................................... Ensemble

Cast

Parks............................................................................................. Greg Wakefield
Ottilie (a bride)................................................................................ Kimerica Parr
Susie................................................................................................ Kirsten Kunkle
Bubbles (Ottilie’s Sister)........................................................... Kimberly Dolanski
Nicholas King........................................................................................ Tom Petiet
Ned Pembroke................................................................................ Mitchell Gillett
George Howell................................................................................. David Troiano
Sergeant......................................................................................... Joseph Roberts
Mooney (a new cop)......................................................................... Michael Parr
Vera Vernon..................................................................... Diane McEwen-Martin
Mrs. Pembroke................................................................................ Marla Bentley

Ensemble: Marla Bentley, Kimberly Dolanski, Kirsten Kunkle, Diane McEwen-Martin,
Kimerica Parr, Mitch Gillett, Michael Parr, Tom Petiet, Joseph Roberts, David Troiano,
Greg Wakefield

Adam Aceto and Patrick Johnson at the two pianos

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