The Music and Story of the' Beggar's Opera'
Selection from ' The
Beggar's Opera '
Gay, arr. Austin
Played by THE STATION
Songs sung by NORRIS PARKER
The Story of the Opera told by CONSTANCE E. RICHARDS
July 28, 1588
Specially Written for this performance by WILLIAM E. RICE
Medini Sedonia (a Grandee of Spain)
Diego Flores de Valdes (Admiral of the Fleet of Castile)
Idiaguez (Secretary to Phillip II) Phillip II (King of Spain)
Dona Ana de Mendoza (Wife of Medina Sedonia) Calderon (A Grandee of Spain)
Tollo (An Officer of the San Martin) De Cota (A Grandee of Spain)
February, 1588. The Duke of Medina
Sedonia at the Escurial, the residence of King Phillip, discusses the Armada with Valdes, Admiral of the Fleet of Castile, and the ability of Santa Cruz to lead it to victory. The King's Secretary arrives, and informs them that Santa Cruz has died.
On board the San Martin on the night of July 28, 1588, off the Calais Roads. Medina Sedonia , having successfully cut his way through the English Fleet, is now waiting to escort the Duke of Parma to England. He learns to his mortification that Parma will not be ready for at least a fortnight.
The Escurial. This scene chiefly concerns the meeting of the defeated Admiral and King Phillip II.
Supported by THE STATION ORCHESTRA and STANLEY R. MAHER and his MERRY MEN