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Ruddigore   
The Witch's Curse

 
Fifth Avenue Theatre, (2/21/1887 - 4/09/1887)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Feb 21, 1887    
Closing Date: Apr 09, 1887 Total Performances: 53

Category: Musical, Operetta, Original
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: The fishing village of Rederring, in Cornwall. Picture gallery in Ruddigore Castle. Early in the 19th century.



Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Libretto by William S. Gilbert; Music by Arthur Sullivan; Musical Director: P. W. Halton
Staged by Richard Barker
Scenic Design by H.L. Reid and Hughson Hawley; Costume Design by Wilhelm
Cast
Fred BillingtonSir Despard Murgatroyd
Elsie CameronDame Hannah
Kate ForsterMad Margaret
Aida JenoureZorah
Leo KlossOld Adam Goodheart
Miss MurrayRuth
Courtice PoundsRichard Dauntless
George ThorneRobin Oakapple
Geraldine UlmarRose Maybud
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
Fair is Rose as bright May dayZorah and Chorus of Bridesmaids
Sir Rupert Murgatroyd His leisure and his richesDame Hannah and Chorus
If somebody there chanced to beRose Maybud
I know a youth who loves a little maidRose Maybud and Robin Oakapple
From the briny seas comes young RichardChorus of Bridesmaids
I shipped, d'ye see, in a revenue sloopRichard Dauntless
My boy, you may take it from meRobin Oakapple
The battle's roar is over, O my love!Rose Maybud and Richard Dauntless
If well his suit is spedChorus of Bridesmaids
In sailing o'er life's ocean wideRose Maybud, Richard Dauntless and Robin Oakapple
Cheerily carols the lark Over the cotMad Margaret
Welcome gentryChorus
O why am I moody and sadSir Despard Murgatroyd
You understand? I think I doRichard Dauntless and Sir Despard Murgatroyd
Hail the bride of seventeen summers
ACT 2 Sung By
I once was as meek as a newborn lambRobin Oakapple and Old Adam Goodheart
Happily coupled are we, you seeRose Maybud and Richard Dauntless
In bygone days I had thy loveRose Maybud and Chorus of Bridesmaids
Painted emblems of a raceRobin Oakapple, Ghost of Sir Roderic Murgatroyd and Chorus
When the night wind howls in the chimney cowlsGhost of Sir Roderic Murgatroyd and Chorus
He yields! He yields!Chorus
Away, remorse! Compunction, hence!Robin Oakapple
I once was a very abandon'd personMad Margaret and Sir Despard Murgatroyd
My eyes are fully open to my awful situationMad Margaret, Robin Oakapple and Sir Despard Murgatroyd
There grew a little flower 'neath a great oak treeDame Hannah and Ghost of Sir Roderic Murgatroyd
When a man has been a naughty Baronet