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"The Lilac Domino" (1914)
Music by Charles Cuvillier (1877 - 1955)
Book by Harry B. Smith
ACT I - Lounge at the Pavilion de Danse in the Baccarat Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida, during a Domino Party.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus
- "Now, old fellow, we will teach you, you're a gay old roué ... Listen to me, I beseech you ... We know what you have to say ... "
- No. 2 - Duet - Leonie and Elliston
- "Why don't you speak? We are alone ... I feel a fatal fascination that frightens me, yet draws me near ... Why so? ..."
- No. 3 - Song - André
- "My life's been wild - still, I'll stand by it, and I'll pay well for all that I've got. I've made mistakes, I'll not deny it... "
- No. 4 - Duet - Georgine and Baroness
- "Ha, ha, ha, ha, this is great fun! I've run away! Dear me! I wonder what she'll say! ... Georgine! ... There she is now! ..."
- No. 5 - Ensemble
- "The Lilac Domino, you will meet ev'rywhere you go, and no one knows who she might be, ev'ryone says she's fancy free. She follows..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Norman, Prosper and Chorus
- "I'm up against it, I can see, I've nothing but my I.O.U. ... Don't turn to me for sympathy, for I am up against it too..."
- No. 7 - Finale Act I
- "Now gather close around me, comrades; one of us three must pay the price - yes, one of us three must lose his freedom..."
ACT II - The Roman Pergola in the Garden of Cornelius Cleveden's Villa.
- No. 8 - Opening Chorus
- "Ah! Ah! You ought to know that I love you with all my heart - Ah! Ah! you could not find a truer love, truer than my love for you..."
- No. 9 - Melodrama and Scena - André
- "Tell me, Lilac Domino, where does your garden grow? All eyes seem to follow you, as you flutter to and fro..."
- No. 10 - Song of the Chimes - Georgine and André
- "In ev'ry heart sweet chimes are pealing, strains of an endless melody; ringing a rondo, love's appealing..."
- No. 11 - Song - Leonie, with four men
- "Ev'rywhere in ev'ry place, the women are showing the way. Ev'rywhere you'll find a trace of Emancipation day..."
- No. 12 - Duet - André and Georgine
- "You must not go. You will not leave me so! ... It will not do to linger long with you. What will the gossips say? ..."
- No. 13 - Finale Act II
- "No, no! No, no! Keep your eyes securely bound, sir, we will lead you all around, sir, till you're sure that you have found her..."
ACT III - Court of the Palms during High Carnival.
Item nos. 8, 14 and 18 were written by D. S. Parsons and composed by Howard Carr.
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