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American Theatre , (9/05/1898 - 9/10/1898)
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Opening Date:Sep 05, 1898   
Closing Date:Sep 10, 1898 Total Performances:8

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

Production Staff
Produced by Castle Square Opera Company
Music by Franz Von Suppé; English libretto adapted from the Viennese operette by F. Zell and Richard Genee; Musical Director: Adolph Liesegang
Staged by Edward P. Temple
Scenic Design by Frank King
Harry L. Chase Leonetto
Boccaccio's friend and student
Attalie Claire Beatrice
Scalza's daughter
Raymond Hitchcock Lambertuccio
a grocer
Emma King Fillappa
Villa Knox Fiametta
Lambertuccio's adopted daughter
Rose Leighton Peronella
Lambertuccio's sister
Lizzie Macnichol Boccaccio
novelist and poet
Maud Marean Fresco
the cooper's apprentice
Frank Moulan Scalza
a barber
Sol Philip The Unknown
Frank Ranney Major Domo to the Duke
O. W. Risley Checco
a beggar
Joseph F. Sheehan Pietro
Prince of Palermo
William G. Stewart Lotteringhi
a cooper
Marie Stuart Oretta
S. P. Veron Book Peddler
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