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Union Square Theatre, (5/17/1880 - 6/12/1880)
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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 young Checco and Beggars
Golden sunlight, balmy air Leonetto 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
Heavens, what a task Beatrice
They are coming-they are fighting Scalza, Leonetto, Boccaccio and Beatrice
Though swords are clashing and whirling Scalza and Chorus
I see a gay young fellow standing nigh Boccaccio, Leonetto and Students
Listen to the bells' sweet chime Fiametta and Peronella
If I have but affection Fiametta
I have had a great ambition since I reached a man's condition Pietro
Listen to the bells' sweet chime (Reprise) Chorus
A poor blind man impores your aid Boccaccio and Fiametta
Worthy Citizens of the town, remember well All
ACT 2 Sung By
The girl of my heart's a treasure Leonetto and Students
To be a star would be my highest bliss Boccaccio, Pietro and Leonetto
My wife has a scolding tongue Lotteringhi
My heart beats quite tempestuously Fiametta, Isabella and Peronella
Young maidens must beware Isabella
When they ask me for the news Boccaccio
Let us improve the moment dear Boccaccio, Fiametta and Lambertuccio
Oh, I am happy, oh! Pietro, Lotteringhi, Lambertuccio, Fiametta, Isabella and Boccaccio
Hear me! Leave off! 'Tis not me! The Unknown, Lotteringhi, Scalza, Fiametta, Isabella, Beatrice, Peronella and Chorus
Blissful tidings, reassuring Fiametta and All
ACT 3 Sung By
Refreshing fountains Chorus
See the goblet flash and sparkle! Pietro and Chorus
Mia bella fiorentina Boccaccio and Fiametta
Ye foolish men, your grudge and spite Boccaccio, Lotteringhi, Lambertuccio, Scalza, Beatrice and Isabella
Wit, truth and humor Boccaccio and All