Shows F

INSTRUMENTATION: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp, strings. Professional Versions: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 3 percussion, harp, strings The following relates to the revised amateur version CHARACTERS: • ROSALINDA EISENSTEIN - A lady of about thirty • GABRIEL EISENSTEIN - Rosalinda's husband • ADELE - Pert soubrette • DOCTOR FALKE - "The Bat" of the story • ALFRED - An opera singer • FRANK - Governor of the prison • PRINCE ORLOFSKY - Blasé millionaire • IDA - Sister of Adele • DOCTOR BLINT - A lawyer • FROSCH - A bibulous police-sergeant • MITZI - One of Rosalinda's housemaids • IVAN - Orlofsky's Major-Domo • Footmen, Maidservants, Ballerinas, Guests, Warders, etc. Notes of principal characters ROSALINDA A gay, charming lady; aware of her attractiveness to men, and fond of a mild flirtation —as long as it's not too mild. High soprano. GABRIEL A gentleman of independent means; pleasure loving and irresponsible—an incorrigible philanderer, but very likeable. High baritone. ADELE She has a good sense of humour; fancies herself as a charmer and an actress. High Soprano. FALKE Middle-aged, tall, elegant, smooth, smiling but rather sinister. A sly-minded practical joker. Baritone. ALFRED An "old flame" of Rosalinda's, with too high hopes of persuading her to intrigue with him behind her husband's back; flamboyant, melodramatic, none too chivalrous, rather ridiculous. Tenor. FRANK. Middle-aged, normally pretty stolid, but inclined to go very gay when persuaded to have a night out. Baritone. ORLOFSKY A blasé millionaire who gives lavish par-ties, but normally gets little fun out of them; very broad-minded; kindly at heart. High baritone. IDA Sister of Adele, whom she aids and abets; a ballerina; fond of a good time. Contralto. BLINT. A none-too-competent fuzzy-duddy lawyer given to legal jargon; easily confused and rather foolish. Bass baritone.