Natoma
Composer: Victor Herbert
Composer Bio: Victor Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an Irish-born, German-raised American composer, cellist, and conductor. He is best known for his many operettas which premiered on Broadway between the 1890s and World War I. He was a founding member of ASCAP, an activist for the legal rights of composers, and influenced the development of the Copyright Act of 1909. Herbert began his career in Vienna, Austria and Stuttgart, Germany where he performed as a cellist. He and his opera singer wife moved to the United States in 1886 when both worked with the Metropolitan Opera. They eventually became citizens and remained in the US for the rest of their lives.
Librettist: Joseph Redding
Original Cast: Mary Garden (Natoma)
Lillian Grenville (Barbara de la Guerra)
John McCormack (Lieutenant Paul Merrill)
Gustave Huberdeau (Don Francisco)
Mario Sammarco (Juan Bautista Alvarado)
Hector Dufranne (Father Peralta)
Armand Crabbe (Pico)
Constantin Nicolay (Kagama)
Franck Preisch (Jose Castro)
Premiere Date: February 28, 1911
Description: Natoma is set in Santa Barbara in the "Spanish days" of 1830 and is distinguished by Native American and Spanish themes.
Character List (Major): Natoma (s)
Barbara de la Guerra (s)
Lieutenant Paul Merrill (t)
Don Francisco (b)
Juan Bautista Alvarado (b)
Father Peralta (bass)
Pico (b)
Kagama (b)
Jose Castro (bass)
Character List (Minor): Chiquita (mezzo s)
A voice (messo s)
Sergeant (t)
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: SATB
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