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The Golden Butterfly   

Broadway Theatre, (10/12/1908 - 11/21/1908)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 12, 1908    
Closing Date: Nov 21, 1908 Total Performances: 48

Category: Musical, Comedy, Opera, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Beda-Pesth


Production Staff
Produced by Grace Van Studdiford Amusement Company
Music by Reginald De Koven; Libretto by Harry B. Smith; Musical Director: Anton Heindl; Music orchestrated by Reginald De Koven
Staged by A. M. Holbrook
Scenic Design by Frank E. Gates, Edward A. Morange, Ernest Albert, Edward G. Unitt and Joseph Wickes; Costume Design by William H. Matthews
Cast
Louis Casavant
Petoffy
a rich brewer of Buda-Pesth
Prince Sergius Orloffsky
a Russian noble
Louis Harrison
Baron von Affenkoff
director of the Buda-Pesth Opera
Walter Percival
Franz
a music student of the Latin Quarter
Charles Purcell
Count Androssy
Colonel of the Hungarian Hussars stationed at Buda
Lazlov
a wine grower
Grace Van Studdiford
Ilma Walden
of the Buda-Pesth Opera
Miss Allen
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Harriet Allen
Toni
coryphee
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Frank Benor
Schmucke
strolling musician
A Shoemaker
Footman
Gendarme
Miss Boies
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Man
June Bonnell
Duschka
coryphee
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Boy
Miss Bowes
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
M. Burke
Hussar
Peasant Man
Charles W. Butler
Schinken
strolling musician
Call Boy
"To To" at the opera
M. Camp
Hussar
Usher
Miss Carmody
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
John Carroll
Assistant Hairdresser
Hussar
Usher
Miss Chapelle
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Girl
M. Chapman
Hussar
Peasant Man
Miss Coburn
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Gladys Coleman
Lazlov's Wife
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Miss Dare
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Miss Desmond
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Girl
Miss Detrich
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Girl
Miss Doane
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Miss Elmo
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Boy
Automobile Girl
Miss Elmore
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Boy
Miss Fanning
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Girl
Miss Frances
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Miss Fursman
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Miss Gardner
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Louise Garrett
Freda
coryphee
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Carl Gordon
Schmalz
strolling musician
Robert Graham
A Theatrical Tailor
Hussar
A. Hanschman
Puffenkranz
strolling musician
Head Usher
at the opera
Civilian
Richard Hartford
Civilian
Gendarme
A Pantaloon
Peasant Man
Alice Hills
Wanda
a Gypsy girl
M. Hovel
Hussar
A Musical Director
Walter Jenkins
Eselbein
strolling musician
Stage Carpenter
at the opera
Hussar
Usher
M. Klisto
Civilian
Gendarme
A Harlequin
Peasant Man
M. Lademan
Hussar
Usher
Miss Lange
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Miss Livingston
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Gene Luneska
Tina Korbay
of the Buda-Pesth Opera Company
W.J. McCarthy
Hanska
stage manager of the Buda-Pesth Opera House
Miss Meredith
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Girl
Miss Morden
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
M. Musser
Hussar
Peasant Man
Bertha Norfolk
Maid
Leonora Novasio
Bertha
daughter of Petoffy
Peasant Boy
Hildegarde
coryphee
Miss Pierce
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Miss Prentiss
Society Girl
Columbine
Peasant Girl
Miss Raymond
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Edward Reddy
A Hairdresser
Hussar
Peasant Man
Miss Southgate
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Miss Spencer
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Girl
Florence Topham
Magda
coryphee
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Boy
Miss Vivian
Show Girl
Pierrot
Automobile Girl
Miss Wall
Society Girl
Ballet Girl
Butterfly Girl
Peasant Boy
Miss Wallace
Society Girl
Columbine
Automobile Girl
Robert G. Williams
Lump
strolling musician
A Wigmaker
Gendarme
Footman
H. P. Woodley
A Costumer
Civilian
Gendarme
Peasant Man
Marion Woods
Olga
Bertha's sister
Fritzi
coryphee
Peasant Boy
music by Reginald De Koven; lyrics by Harry B. Smith
ACT 1 Sung By
Military Review Count Androssy (Colonel of the Hungarian Hussars stationed at Buda) and Ensemble
Great Musicians Baron von Affenkoff (director of the Buda-Pesth Opera) and Chorus
Don't Forget Me Ilma Walden (of the Buda-Pesth Opera)
Wandering Musicians Franz (a music student of the Latin Quarter) and Strolling Musicians
In Paris Ilma Walden (of the Buda-Pesth Opera) and Franz (a music student of the Latin Quarter)
Singing Lesson Ilma Walden (of the Buda-Pesth Opera), Baron von Affenkoff (director of the Buda-Pesth Opera), Franz (a music student of the Latin Quarter) and Hanska (stage manager of the Buda-Pesth Opera House)
ACT 2 Sung By
Queen of the Ring Tina Korbay (of the Buda-Pesth Opera Company) and Chorus
The Two-Headed Nightingale Baron von Affenkoff (director of the Buda-Pesth Opera)
Butterfly and the Clover Ilma Walden (of the Buda-Pesth Opera) and Chorus
Off to Russia Tina Korbay (of the Buda-Pesth Opera Company) and Franz (a music student of the Latin Quarter)
The Man About Town Petoffy (a rich brewer of Buda-Pesth) and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Legend Wanda (a Gypsy girl), Count Androssy (Colonel of the Hungarian Hussars stationed at Buda), Lazlov's Wife and Chorus
The Elf King Wanda (a Gypsy girl), Count Androssy (Colonel of the Hungarian Hussars stationed at Buda), Lazlov's Wife and Chorus
The Bottle Imp Franz (a music student of the Latin Quarter) and Chorus