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(Music by Franz Lehár: Book and lyrics by A. M. Willner and H. Reichert: * English by Reginald Arkell)
based on Pierre Louys's La Femme et le Pantin
Theater an der Wien, Vienna 12 May, 1922
Prince's Theatre, London - 23 April, 1925 (36 perfs)


Armand Mirabeau, a wealthy young Parisian, arrives at a Spanish seaport with his friend Hippolyt to meet his fiancée Dolly Girot. Armand, by chance, meets a local gipsy girl, Frasquita. She ensnares and then spurns him in revenge for his having accused her of stealing his cigarette case. Back in Paris, Dolly, deeply offended by Armand's fickle behaviour, marries Hippolyt and Frasquita, who has realised that she truly loves Armand, pursues, and is reunited with her, only true love.


2 Female, 3 Male, SATB Chorus.

Sets: 3

Orchestra: 2222/4231/Perc/Cel/Hp/Strings

Language Versions: F. Fl. G. S. Sp

*Selected arias only