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The Beggar Student   

Casino Theatre, (10/29/1883 - 2/02/1884)
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Opening Date: Oct 29, 1883    
Closing Date: Feb 02, 1884 Total Performances: 110

Category: Musical, Comedy, Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: An opera in three acts adn five scenes
Setting: Cracow

Production Staff
Produced by McCaull Opera Comique Company
Libretto by F. Zell and Richard Genee; Based on "Fernande" by Victorien Sardou; Based on "The Lady of Lyons" by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Book adapted by Emil Schwab; Music by Carl Millocker
Staged by Jesse Williams
Scenic Design by Harley Merry, William T. Voegtlin and Charles Huist; Costume Design by Mme. Prinz and Mr. Karmstedt
Angel Barbara
Captain Henrici
A. D. Barker
Rose Beaudet
Cousin of Palmatica
William T. Carleton
Symon Symonovicz
The Beggar Student
Mathilde Cottrelly
The Contess' Daughter
Joseph Fahey
A Prisoner
J. B. Fischer
The Countess' Servant
G. Furey
Lieutenant Wangerheim
L. M. Hall
Major Schweinitz
Harry Hamblin
Lieutenant Poppenburg
Rose Leighton
Countess of Palmatica
Frederick Leslie
General Ollendorf
Governor of Cracow
Harry MacDonough
Cousin of Palmatica
George Pyke
Bertha Ricci
The Contess' Daughter
W. S. Rising
A Polish noble
Ellis Ryse
A Jailer
L. Schrader
Ensign Richtofen
F. Senger
Harry Standish
Major Holzhoff
music by Carl Millocker
ACT 1 Sung By
Our husbands, alas! They've lock'd up in jail Enterich (A Jailer), Puffke and Chorus
When with good cheer the festive board doth smile Chorus
And they say toward ladies one should gallantly behave General Ollendorf (Governor of Cracow)
The world to soaring genius ever quick recognition has refused! Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student), Janitsky (A Polish noble) and Saxon Officers
Confounded cell, at last I leave thee! Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student), Janitsky (A Polish noble) and Saxon Officers
Hurrah, hip, hurrah! the fair has begun
Some little shopping really we ought to do Laura (The Contess' Daughter), Bronislava (The Contess' Daughter), Countess of Palmatica and Onouphrie (The Countess' Servant)
That is the Prince Wibicki with his Secretary there! General Ollendorf (Governor of Cracow), Laura (The Contess' Daughter), Bronislava (The Contess' Daughter), Countess of Palmatica, Eva (Cousin of Palmatica), Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student) and Saxon Officers
You love each other! Principals and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
I at last have found a husband Laura (The Contess' Daughter), Bronislava (The Contess' Daughter), Countess of Palmatica and Onouphrie (The Countess' Servant)
This kiss, sweet love, our union shall cement forevermore! Bronislava (The Contess' Daughter) and Janitsky (A Polish noble)
Shall I tell her? or keep silence? Laura (The Contess' Daughter) and Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student)
Most happy bride, for you life's skies are clearing General Ollendorf (Governor of Cracow), Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student), Countess of Palmatica, Janitsky (A Polish noble), Saxon Officers and Chorus
One day I was perambulating along the Ganges General Ollendorf (Governor of Cracow)
There in the chamber Polish they acted quite Mongolish General Ollendorf (Governor of Cracow)
Wedding bells are sweetly ringing Principals and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Shabby young hussy! penniless cheat! Chorus
I'm penniless and outlawed too Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student)
Hush they come! See, there the fellow stands! Countess of Palmatica, Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student), General Ollendorf (Governor of Cracow), Eva (Cousin of Palmatica), Bogumil (Cousin of Palmatica), Janitsky (A Polish noble), Laura (The Contess' Daughter), Bronislava (The Contess' Daughter) and Saxon Officers
The land is free, united we, a daring game brought luck and fame! Symon Symonovicz (The Beggar Student), Laura (The Contess' Daughter), Bronislava (The Contess' Daughter), Principals and Chorus