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'The Marchioness'


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From Birmingham
A Comedy Operetta-being a chapter from
CHARLES DICKENS , arranged and amplified by B. W. FINDON
Dick Swiveller
The Marchioness
Scene: The office of Sampson Brass at Bevis Marks
9.25 Followed by Favourite items from the popular Comic Opera
' Les Cloches de
Corneville '
From Birmingham
Chorus, ' 'All who for
» servants are enquiring
Soprano Song, ' I may be a Princess ' Finale to Act I
Soli and Chorus, ' Let our Torches'
Baritone Song and Chorus, ' Silent Heroes '
Soprano Song and Chorus, ' The Cider Song' Finale to Act III
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
LES CLOCHES DE CORNEVILLE is its composer's only title to fame, but it is a good one. When first produced at Paris in 1877 it had a run of 400 performances; since then it has lived through many a revival.
The plot is hatched by a miser (Gaspard) who converts someone else's money to his uses (which consist of gloating over it by night in a large chateau) and keeps enquirers at a distance by an organization of spooks and ghostly noises. There is a Gilbertian discussion as to which is the true heiress, and superstition, love, villainy and virtue are melted down to produce a happy ending.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: B. W. Findon
Music By: Edward Jones
Music By: Dick Swiveller
Unknown: Robert Chignell
Unknown: Robert Planquette
Unknown: Chatterton Robert Chignell
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

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