Boccaccio | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information


IBDB: Internet Broadway Database Policies About the Internet Broadway Database Help FAQ/Contact the Internet Broadway Database
  Home Shows People Theatres Characters Awards Songs grosses  
The Broadway League

Official Broadway League sites:

Quick Search For:   In This Category:  
The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.


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
music by Franz Von Suppé
ACT 1 Sung By
Rich and poor, old and youngChecco (a beggar) and Beggars
Golden sunlight, balmy airLeonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student) and Beggars
Beautiful roses, this view disclosesStudents
The latest novels of the best authorsChorus
Long live BoccaccioChorus
Lovely charmer, hear these soundsScalza (a barber)
Heavens, what a taskBeatrice (Scalza's daughter)
They are coming-they are fightingScalza (a barber), Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student), Boccaccio (novelist and poet) and Beatrice (Scalza's daughter)
Though swords are clashing and whirlingScalza (a barber) and Chorus
I see a gay young fellow standing nighBoccaccio (novelist and poet), Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student) and Students
Listen to the bells' sweet chimeFiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter) and Peronella (Lambertuccio's sister)
If I have but affectionFiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter)
I have had a great ambition since I reached a man's conditionPietro (Prince of Palermo)
Listen to the bells' sweet chime (Reprise) Chorus
A poor blind man impores your aidBoccaccio (novelist and poet) and Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter)
Worthy Citizens of the town, remember wellAll
ACT 2 Sung By
The girl of my heart's a treasureLeonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student) and Students
To be a star would be my highest blissBoccaccio (novelist and poet), Pietro (Prince of Palermo) and Leonetto (Boccaccio's friend and student)
My wife has a scolding tongueLotteringhi (a cooper)
My heart beats quite tempestuouslyFiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter), Isabella (Masetto's Mistress) and Peronella (Lambertuccio's sister)
Young maidens must bewareIsabella (Masetto's Mistress)
When they ask me for the newsBoccaccio (novelist and poet)
Let us improve the moment dearBoccaccio (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, reassuringFiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter) and All
ACT 3 Sung By
Refreshing fountainsChorus
See the goblet flash and sparkle!Pietro (Prince of Palermo) and Chorus
Mia bella fiorentinaBoccaccio (novelist and poet) and Fiametta (Lambertuccio's adopted daughter)
Ye foolish men, your grudge and spiteBoccaccio (novelist and poet), Lotteringhi (a cooper), Lambertuccio (a grocer), Scalza (a barber), Beatrice (Scalza's daughter) and Isabella (Masetto's Mistress)
Wit, truth and humorBoccaccio (novelist and poet) and All