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WEB OPERA

The Web Opera of the Sullivan and Burnand opera The Chieftain, which was first produced at the Savoy Theatre, London, on 12 December, 1894 features the full lyrics and dialogue, and MIDI files of all the music.

The midi files for this opera were sequenced by Paul Howarth. A complete set of midi files may be downloaded as a single zip file [125KB].

ACT 1

  Introduction
No. 1:DUET - "Hush! Not a step" (Sancho & José with Chorus)
No. 2:SONG - "Let others seek" or its replacement
"My parents were of great gentility" (Inez with Chorus)
No. 3:ENSEMBLE - "Wanted, a Chieftain"
(Inez, Juanita,Sancho & José with Chorus)
No. 4:RECIT. - "The Law of the Ladrones" (Pedro Gomez with Chorus)
Dialogue
No. 5:TRIO - "'Tis very hard to choose" (Inez Sancho & José)
No. 6:ANGELUS
No. 7:SONG - "Only the night wind sighs" (Rita)
Dialogue
No. 8:QUINTET - "Hand of fate" (Rita, Inez, Vasquez,Sancho & José)
No. 9:DUET - "A guard by night" (Rita & Vasquez)
No. 10:SONG - "From rock to rock" (Grigg)
Dialogue
No. 11:TRIO - "Hullo! what's that?" (Grigg, Sancho & José)
Dialogue
Finale:"The Sacred Hat"

ACT 2

No. 1:INTRODUCTION & SONG - "Wake, then, awake" (Vasquez)
No. 2:CHORUS - "The river! the river"
Dialogue
No. 3:SONG - "Two happy gods" (Rita with Chorus)
Dialogue
No. 4:DUET - "Ah oui!, j'étais" (Rita & Vasquez)
No. 5:SONG - "Bustle! bustle!" (Ferdinand with Chorus)
Dialogue
No. 6:SONG - "'To Spain!' said my husband" (Dolly)
Dialogue
No. 7:TRIO - "There are cases" (Rita, Vasquez & Grigg)
Dialogue
No. 8:SONG - "La Criada" (Ferdinand)
No. 9:QUINTET - "There's no one, I'm certain"
(Juanita, Inez, Pedro, José & Sancho)
Dialogue
No. 10:TRIO - "What is the matter, Peter" (Dolly, Inez & Grigg)
Dialogue
No. 11:SESTET - "We quite understand"
(Juanita, Inez, Pedro, Grigg, Ferdinand, José & Sancho)
Dialogue
Finale:"The Chieftain is found"

APPENDIX

Song - for Rita - intended to replace Act 1 No. 7 but never incorporated into the vocal score and probably never sung during the oiginal run.

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