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Fête Galante

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Music

Ethel Smyth (born Marylebone, London, 23 April 1858; died Woking, 9 May 1944.

Text

Edward Buxton Shanks

Source

Story by Maurice Baring (1874-1945)

 

Premieres

First Performance: Birmingham (), 4 June 1923.

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 17 November 1923.

 

Background

Described as a Dance-Dream, Fête Galante progressed on tour from Birmingham to Covent Garden on 11 June, before progressing on a tour that included Glasgow and Edinburgh. It was revived at the Royal College of Music in 1925.

 

Characters

Columbine (soprano)

Pierrot (tenor)

Harlequin (baritone)

King (bass)

Queen (cntralto)

Lover (tenor)

The Cast

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