Babes In Toyland
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: Glen MacDonough
Other Artistic Personnel: Mitchell (director)
Premiere Date: June 17, 1903
Producing Company: Hamlin
Description: Alan and Jane are orphans under the care of their evil Uncle Barnaby. Aiming to steal their inheritance he arranges for them to be shipwrecked but amazingly they survive, rescued by gypsies. The children are taken to Toyland where a dark but whimsical adventure ensues.
Character List (Major): Alan
Jane
Uncle Barnaby
The Widow Piper
Tom Tom
Contrary Mary
The Master Toymaker
Character List (Minor): Little Bo-Peep
Jack and Jill
Peter
Tommy Tucker
Sallie Waters
Little Miss Muffet
Curly Locks
Red Riding Hood
Bobby Shaftoe
Simple Simon
Boy Blue
Hilda, the Widow Piper's maid
Grumio, apprentice to the Master Toymaker
Gonzorgo
Roderigo
Inspector Marmaduke
The Spirit of the Pine
The Spirit of the Oak
The Moth Queen
Gertrude
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 3
Contact: G. Schirmer Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: schirmer@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/
Schedule of Performances Listings
Babes in Toyland (Herbert)
Sunday, December 18, 1994 - Syracuse Opera
Babes in Toyland (Herbert)
Saturday, January 1, 1994 - Light Opera Works
Babes in Toyland (Herbert)
Tuesday, December 28, 1993 - Toledo Opera
Babes in Toyland (Herbert)
Sunday, December 26, 1993 - Light Opera Works
Babes in Toyland (Herbert)
Sunday, December 20, 1992 - Syracuse Opera
Babes in Toyland (Herbert)
Friday, November 29, 1991 - Houston Grand Opera
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