VICTOR HERBERT RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

The Comic Opera Guild has just released its recording of Naughty Marietta, combined with the composer’s one-act farce Miss Camille. Recordings exist of this show, often regarded as Herbert’s best, but the Guild offers more than one additional take on this show.

The new recording, a concert performance, includes previously unrecorded material, and is the most complete version of the show. The Guild’s cast includes Kim Dolanski as Marietta, John Riesen as Captain Dick, Chris Grapentine as Etienne, and Leslie Mason as Adah. For folks who want to know what the show was like when it opened in 1910, this is a must-have. It is available as music-only or complete with the original dialog.

The Guild has also offered a stage recording of its 1981 production of Naughty Marietta, but in a new performing version with revised dialog. This production is important in making the show most likely to hold the stage with modern audiences.

Miss Camille was a send-up of the story of Camille, noteworthy for also being the inspiration for La Traviata. This short musical farce was produced for the Lamb’s Club in New York, a haven for literati, which requested its talented membership to come up with entertainment each year. Herbert teamed up with lyricist George Hobart for the show.

The Guild has become the preeminent producer of Victor Herbert recordings, with 32 titles to choose from:

❑ MADEMOISELLE MODISTE
❑ PRINCESS “PAT”
❑ THE RED MILL
❑ THE ONLY GIRL
❑ WHEN SWEET SIXTEEN
❑ SWEETHEARTS
❑ THE SINGING GIRL
❑ ORANGE BLOSSOMS
❑ THE ENCHANTRESS
❑ BABETTE ❑
❑ LITTLE NEMO
❑ IT HAPPENED IN NORDLAND
❑ THE IDOL’S EYE ❑
❑ THE PRIMA DONNA
❑ DREAM CITY/MAGIC KNIGHT
❑ ALGERIA
❑ WONDERLAND
❑ THE VELVET LADY
❑ THE TATOOED MAN
❑ OLD DUTCH
❑ ANGEL FACE
❑ THE VICEROY
❑ MISS DOLLY DOLLARS
❑ THE MADCAP DUCHESS
❑ HER REGIMENT
❑ MLLE. ROSITA
❑ THE AMEER
❑ THE FORTUNE TELLER
❑ NAUGHTY MARIETTA & MISS CAMILLE
❑ NAUGHTY MARIETTA (stage version)
❑ BABES IN TOYLAND (stage version)
❑ BABES IN TOYLAND (music only)

An order form can be downloaded for Herbert shows and many others from the Comic Opera Guild web site using the link: www.comicoperaguild.org/PAGES/RECORDINGS.html

DVDS AVAILABLE
❑ THE FORTUNE TELLER
❑ ORANGE BLOSSOMS
❑ RED MILL

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