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Olivette Olivette's Wedding; Les Noces d'Olivette

Music

Edmond Audran (born Lyon, 12 April 1840; died Tierceville, 16 August 1901)

Text

Henri Chivot and Alfred Duru

 

Premieres

First Performance: Paris (Bouffes Parisiens), 13 November 1879.

First Performance in UK: London (Strand Theatre), 18 September 1880.

First Performance in Scotland: tbc.

Scottish Opera premiere: N/A.

 

Background

Les Noces d'Olivette in the English version of Fifer Henry Farnie enjoyed a great success both in London and on tour. It represented a collaboration between the successful actor Charles Wyndham and the recently prosperous manager Richard D'Oyly Carte.

The Cast

Bathilde
 Countess of Roussillon, in love with Valentin
Bluette
 
Boussole
 a Quartermaster of the 'Cormorant'
Captain de Merrimac
 Officer of the warship 'Cormorant'
Caton
 Maid of the 'Mainbrace' Tavern
Coquelicot
 Foster-Brother and Henchman to the Duc
Duc des Ifs
 Cousin, and Heir Presumptive, to the Countess
Follesamours
 a Page to the Countess
L'Ecureuil
 Midshipman on board the 'Cormorant'
La Varonne de Vert-Prée
 a Guest at the Castle
Lartimon
 Midshipman on board the 'Cormorant'
Loup de Mer
 a Quartermaster of the 'Cormorant'
Marvejol
 Seneschal to the Countess and Mayor of Perpignan (a Pluralist)
Mdlle de Lenoir
 a Lady of the Court
Mdlle de Montjoye
 a Lady of the Court
Mistigress
 Midshipman on board the 'Cormorant'
Mostique
 Cabin boy on board the 'Cormorant'
Nichette
 
Olivette
 Daughter of Marvejol
Piou-Piou
 a Perpignan Loafer
Postiche
 Barber and Innkeeper at Perpignan (another Pluralist)
Sansterre
 a Page to the Countess
Valentin
 Officer in the Roussillon Guard, Merrimac's Nephew
Veloutine
 Maid to Olivette

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