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El Capitan   

Broadway Theatre, (4/20/1896 - 7/25/1896)
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Opening Date: Apr 20, 1896    
Closing Date: Jul 25, 1896 Total Performances: 112

Category: Musical, Comedy,Opera, Original, Broadway
Description: A comic opera in three acts.
Setting: Sixteenth century Peru.

Production Staff
Produced by DeWolf Hopper Comic Opera Company
Book by Charles Klein; Music by John Philip Sousa; Lyrics by Charles Klein and Tom Frost; Musical Director: J.S. Hiller
Produced under the stage direction of H.A. Cripps
Scenic Design by Ernest Gros; Costume Design by Caroline F. Siedle
Louise Carlisle
Thomas Guise
Don Luis Cazarro
DeWolf Hopper
Don Errico Medigua
recently appointed Viceroy of Peru
Edna Wallace Hopper
Cazarro's daughter
Alice Hosmer
Princess Marghanza
Medigua's wife
Alfred Klein
Senor Amabile Pozzo
John Parr
an insurgent
Robert Pollard
Scaramba's companion
Louis Schrader
General Herbana
Commander of King Philip's forces
Edmund Stanley
Count Hernando Verrada
a Peruvian gentleman
Harry P. Stone
Scaramba's companion
Bertha Walzinger
Medigua's daughter
music by John Philip Sousa; lyrics by Charles Klein and Tom Frost
ACT 1 Sung By
Nobles of Castilian Birth (Opening Chorus)
Oh, beautiful land of Spain (Recitative and solos)
From Peru's majestic mountains (Recitative Solo and Chorus) Isabel, Princess Marghanza, Count Hernando Verrada and Mixed Chorus
Don Medigua, all for thy coming wait (Chorus)
If you examine human kind (Solo and Chorus) Isabel, Princess Marghanza, Don Errico Medigua and Chorus
When we hear the call for battle (Solo and Chorus) Don Errico Medigua, Don Luis Cazarro and Mixed Chorus
Oh, spare a daughter (Solo and Chorus) Isabel and Mixed Chorus
Lo, the awful man approaches (Chorus)
You see in me (Solo and Chorus) Don Errico Medigua, Estrelda, Don Luis Cazarro, Scaramba and Chorus
Bah! Bah! (Finale) Estrelda, Don Errico Medigua, Don Luis Cazarro, Senor Amabile Pozzo and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
Ditty of the Drill (Solo and Opening Chorus) Scaramba and Chorus
Behold El Capitan (Solo and Chorus) Don Errico Medigua and Men
I've a most decided notion (Duet) Estrelda and Don Errico Medigua
Bowed with tribulation (Double Chorus and Solo) Isabel, Princess Marghanza, Estrelda, Don Errico Medigua and Spanish and Peruvian Ladies
Oh, Warrior Grim! (Recitative, Solo and Chorus) Isabel and Chorus
Don Medigua, here's your wife (Sextette) Isabel, Princess Marghanza, Estrelda, Don Errico Medigua, Senor Amabile Pozzo and Don Luis Cazarro
He can not, must not, shall not (Finale) Principals and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Sweetheart, I'm Waiting (Introduction, Duet and Refrain) Isabel, Count Hernando Verrada and Chorus
When some serious affliction (Song) Don Errico Medigua
A typical tune of Zanzibar (Ditty) Don Errico Medigua, Estrelda and Scaramba
We beg your kind consideration (Finale) Principals and Chorus