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Victor Herbert

Computer Generated MIDI Operas

"Dream City and The Magic Knight" (1906)

Music by Victor Herbert (1859 - 1924)
Book and Lyrics by Edgar Smith

ACT I   -   The Dinglebender Farm at Malaria Center, Long Island.

  • No. 1 - Chorus - "Oh, the heat!  And the 'skeet!  There is naught here to delight us.  We're afraid, in the shade, that the cows will come and bite us.."
  • No. 2 - Shady Lane Sextette - "Peachy and pearly, sweet city girlie, if you have no other beau, may I be your Romeo? ..."
  • No. 3 - Duett - Hubbs and Amanda - "He was a rooster, chesty and haughty, wise to the world, blasť ... She was a bantam, giddy and naughty..."
  • No. 4 - Song - Dinglebender and Chorus - "I'm not stuck to be a farmer, for I've loafed hard my life, and all I have ever saved up is a mortgage and a wife..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Holmes and Chorus - "Will you step right up and buy a home in Dream-town?  Just at present it is nothing but a map..."
  • No. 6 - Song - Nancy - "When a little maid suburban, all unused to manners urban, spends a week in New York town..."
  • No. 7 - Song - Henri D'Absinthe - "The maiden of my fancy is so divinely fair, the sunbeams love to linger, to nestle in her hair..."
  • No. 8 - Finale Act I - "March away, yes, march away; we gaily march with a rum-tiddy tum, tiddy tum, tra-ra.  Dream-town gay awakes today..."

ACT II   -   The Principal Square in Dream City.

ACT III   -   "The Magic Knight" - an opera performed in the Dream City's opera house.

Click here for the cast of characters in "Dream City" and "The Magic Knight".

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