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The Begum   

Fifth Avenue Theatre, (9/21/1887 - 12/10/1887)
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Opening Date: Sep 21, 1887    
Closing Date: Dec 10, 1887 Total Performances: 22

Category: Musical, Comedy, Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: An opera in two acts
Setting: Northern India

Production Staff
Produced by McCaull Opera Comique Company
Libretto by Harry B. Smith; Music by Reginald De Koven; Musical Director: Adolph Nowak
Scenic Design by Joseph Clare; Costume Design by Mathilde Cottrelly
Stage Manager: H.A. Cripps
Digby BellMyhnt-Jhuleep
Laura Joyce BellNaomouna
Nina BertiniKahra-Mel
Mathilde CottrellyThe Begum of Oude
Jefferson De AngelisJhust-Naut
Paula FrankoBon Bon
Edwin HoffPooteh-Wehl
DeWolf HopperHowja-Dhu
Josephine KnappTafeh
Harry MacDonoughAsch-Khart
Marion ManolaAminah
Annie MeyersDamayanti
Grace SeaveyNougat
Hubert WilkeKlahm-Chowdee
music by Reginald De Koven; lyrics by Harry B. Smith
When war began I saidHowja-Dhu and Chorus
What though I be attired in warlike raimentHowja-Dhu and Myhnt-Jhuleep
Love is pain or love is pleasurePooteh-Wehl
I love! At last I've met my fateAminah and Pooteh-Wehl
Amid the moss the cobra liesAminah
'Tis the old, old storyAminah
In the carnage of a scrimmageJhust-Naut and Asch-Khart
We think, and minds salubriousDamayanti, Naomouna, Myhnt-Jhuleep and Howja-Dhu
Hear ye the birds
Do you remember?