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Boccaccio   

 
Union Square Theatre , (5/17/1880 - 6/12/1880)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:May 17, 1880   
Closing Date:Jun 12, 1880 Total Performances:28

Category: Musical, Opera, Original, Broadway
Setting: Florence, Casina Valley, and the Palace of the Duke of Tuscany


Production Staff
Music by Franz Von Suppé; Libretto by Franz Von Suppé; Lyrics by Franz Von Suppé
Cast
ACT 1Sung By
Rich and poor, old and young Checco (a beggar) and Beggars
Golden sunlight, balmy air Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student) and Beggars
Beautiful roses, this view discloses Students
The latest novels of the best authors Chorus
Long live Boccaccio Chorus
Lovely charmer, hear these sounds Scalza (a barber)
Heavens, what a task Beatrice (Scalza's daughter)
They are coming-they are fighting Scalza (a barber), Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student), Boccaccio (novelist and poet) and Beatrice (Scalza's daughter)
Though swords are clashing and whirling Scalza (a barber) and Chorus
I see a gay young fellow standing nigh Boccaccio (novelist and poet), Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student) and Students
Listen to the bells' sweet chime Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter) and Peronella (Lambertuccio's sister)
If I have but affection Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter)
I have had a great ambition since I reached a man's condition Pietro (Prince of Palermo)
Listen to the bells' sweet chime (Reprise)Chorus
A poor blind man impores your aid Boccaccio (novelist and poet) and Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter)
Worthy Citizens of the town, remember well All
ACT 2Sung By
The girl of my heart's a treasure Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student) and Students
To be a star would be my highest bliss Boccaccio (novelist and poet), Pietro (Prince of Palermo) and Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student)
My wife has a scolding tongue Lotteringhi (a cooper)
My heart beats quite tempestuously Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter), Isabella (Masetto's Mistress) and Peronella (Lambertuccio's sister)
Young maidens must beware Isabella (Masetto's Mistress)
When they ask me for the news Boccaccio (novelist and poet)
Let us improve the moment dear Boccaccio (novelist and poet), Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter) and Lambertuccio (a grocer)
Oh, I am happy, oh! Pietro (Prince of Palermo), Lotteringhi (a cooper), Lambertuccio (a grocer), Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter), Isabella (Masetto's Mistress) and Boccaccio (novelist and poet)
Hear me! Leave off! 'Tis not me! The Unknown, Lotteringhi (a cooper), Scalza (a barber), Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter), Isabella (Masetto's Mistress), Beatrice (Scalza's daughter), Peronella (Lambertuccio's sister) and Chorus
Blissful tidings, reassuring Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter) and All
ACT 3Sung By
Refreshing fountains Chorus
See the goblet flash and sparkle! Pietro (Prince of Palermo) and Chorus
Mia bella fiorentina Boccaccio (novelist and poet) and Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter)
Ye foolish men, your grudge and spite Boccaccio (novelist and poet), Lotteringhi (a cooper), Lambertuccio (a grocer), Scalza (a barber), Beatrice (Scalza's daughter) and Isabella (Masetto's Mistress)
Wit, truth and humor Boccaccio (novelist and poet) and All