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A BALLAD OPERA
Book by RODNEY BENNETT
Lyrics by RODNEY BENNETT and F. G. WILSON
Music arranged and composed by GERRARD
Williams
Characters :
Sailors, Blackguards. Ladies and Gentlemen of Vauxhall, Villagers
The Scenes :
1. Deck of the Merchantman Mermaid
2. Vauxhall Gardens
3. Garden of Sir Geoffrey Vane 's house at Peter-sham.
Period: Early Nineteenth
Century
Chloe Vane gets bored with her convent-school at Marseilles, and when you come to think of it, what Operatic heroine wouldn't ? A maid of infinite resource, moreover, she disguises herself as a cabin-boy on the good ship Mermaid in order to reach England. Then the plot begins to thicken !
This merry and amusing libretto is wedded to a very charming ' score.' Much of the music is traditional, in using which Mr. Gerrard Williams follows the lead of Gay, Dibden and other past masters, as well as several moderns.
Altogether, an engagingly light-hearted affair.

Contributors

Book By:
Rodney Bennett
Unknown:
Rodney Bennett
Unknown:
F. G. Wilson
Unknown:
Sir Geoffrey Vane
Unknown:
Chloe Vane
Unknown:
Mr. Gerrard Williams
Chloe Vane:
Mavis Bennett
Madame Lucia de Sorrento:
Esther Coleman
Lieut Roger Lovelace R N:
Henry Wendon
Sir Roderigo Grimsdyke:
George Baker
Ben, the Bosun:
Herbert Simmonds
Jeremiah Budgell:
Stuart Robertson
Bill Sailors:
John Collett
Bob Sailors:
Stanley Riley
Bob Sailors:
Stanley Riley
Bones Sailors:
Samuel Dyson
Sir Geoffrey Vane, father of Chloe:
Harding Steerman
Impresario at Vauxhall:
J H Moorf
Sally:
Doris Oweens
Narrator:
Robert Spealght

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL )
Conducted by JOSEPH Lewis
THIS work received its first English performance at a concert of the Royal Philharmonic
Society in 1903, with Kreisler as soloist.
It is a brilliant, elaborate work, in three Movements, the First Moderately quick and majestic, the Second At a moderate pace, the Third Very quick. Each Movement opens straight away with its principal tune. In the First it is introduced by the soloist, in the Second by Cor Anglais (the soloist soon taking it up), in the Third by the soloist.

Contributors

Leader:
Frank Cantell
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis

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