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The Le Bruns are singing Grand Opera in English. The Lyceum is pledged to a policy of raising standards of intelligence in every American community. Appreciation of Grand Opera in this country is lacking only because it is too little understood. If sung in English it would be better understood and more appreciated. The Redpath Bureau's policies are identical with those of the Lyceum itself. For more than forty years the Redpath has been regarded as the standard Bureau. Its first lecturers were the founders, not only of the Bureau, but of the whole Lyceum movement. The one is necessary for the life of the other. These early builders—many of you know: John B. Gough, Henry Ward Beecher, Wendell Phillips and men of that type. Today, the Redpath Bureau is a great mammoth organization with offices in eleven widely distributed American and Canadian cities. It is operating in every American community—carrying out Lyceum policies. Its list of talent includes a host of the country's greatest men and women—and of the world's greatest artists. It is these men and women booked, by a Bureau with an efficient organization and high standards, that are making the Lyceum what it is today. THE REDPATH LYCEUM BUREAU PRESENTS The Le Brun Grand Opera Company IN ACTS FROM FAUST AND CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA The Le Bruns come to you under the direct management of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau of Chicago, managed by Mr. Harry P. Harrison. The Chicago office of the Bureau is the largest of its many offices. It occupies the entire sixth floor of the Cable Building. Here are maintained also the Bureau's musical department and its publicity department. The Antoinette LeBrun Grand Opera Company in Acts from Faust and all of Cavalleria Rusticana, with the exception of several Choral Numbers. FAUST CAST OF CHARACTERS. FAUST MR. FRITZ N. HUTTMANN MEPHISTOPHELES MR. ARTHUR DEANE MARGHERITA MME. ANTOINETTE LEBRUN SIEBEL MISS DOROTHY WILSON DAME MARTHA MISS DOROTHY WILSON The Scene is laid in Germany in the 6th Century. ACT III. (Garden Scene) INTERMEZZO AND SONG—GENTLE FLOWERS IN THE DEW. CAVATINA—ALL HAIL! THOU DWELLING PURE AND HOLY. SCENA AND ARIA—THE KING OF THULE. THE JEWEL SONG. SCENA AND QUARTETTE—SAINTS ABOVE! HOLY ANGELS. DUETT—THE HOUR IS LATE, FAREWELL. Note:—Mephisto's Serenade will be enterpolated during this Act. ACT V. (Prison Scene) SCENA—MY HEART IS TORN WITH GRIEF. SCENA—THEN LEAVE HER. GRAND TRIO AND FINALE—HOLY ANGELS IN HEAVEN BLEST. SYNOPSIS. Dr. Faust, weary of life, mixes a draught of poison, and is about to drink it. Mephistopheles (the Evil Spirit), appears, and in a vision reveals to Dr. Faust, Margherita, a lovely village maiden, with whom Dr. Faust immediately falls in love. Mephistopheles then agrees to restore to Dr. Faust youth and beauty in exchange for his immortal soul. Siebel is a youth who loves Margherita devotedly, but is put under a curse by Mephistopheles, in that he shall never touch a single flower but it shall wither. The third act, with which this program begins, commences with Siebel leaving a modest bouquet of flowers in Margherita's garden. Faust and Mephistopheles place beside the bouquet a casket of jewels, and then secrete themselves. She finds them, Faust enters and woos the maiden with successful ardor, while Mephistopheles slyly distracts the attention of the servant Martha. The deceived maiden is comforted by the faithful Siebel. Valentine, her brother, returns from the war, confronts Faust, but through the evil machinations of Mephistopheles is killed by Faust. Margherita, horror-stricken, becomes demented and kills her child, for which crime she is thrown into prison. In the Prison Scene, Faust and Mephistopheles gain access to her cell, and urge her to flee, but Margherita, in whom holier feeling has gained the ascendency, places her reliance in repentance and prayer. She falls lifeless to the floor. Mephistopheles pronounces her damned, but a voice from Heaven proclaims her saved, and a band of angels descend and bear her soul Heavenward. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA CAST OF CHARACTERS. SANTUZZA MME. ANTOINETTE LEBRUN TURRIDU MR. FRITZ N. HUTTMANN LOLA MISS DOROTHY WILSON ALFIO MR. ARTHUR DEANE LUCIA MISS DOROTHY WILSON The Scene is laid in a Sicilian village. Musical Numbers: SCENE AND ARRIVAL OF ALFIO. PRELUDE AND SICILIANA. O LOLA, WITH THY LIPS. ROMANZA AND SCENE. DUETT—THOU HERE, SANTUZZA! DITTY—MY KING OF ROSES. DUETT—AH, WHAT FOLLY! SCENE AND DUETT—BUT AH, WHAT SHAME! Intermezzo. DRINKING SONG—HAIL THE RED WINE RICHLY FLOWING. UNTO ALL OF YOU, GREETING. FINALE. SYNOPSIS. Turridu, the village fop, loves Lola, but during his service in the army Lola becomes the wife of Alfio, the rich carter. Piqued, Turridu seeks consolation in the love of Santuzza, whom he seduces. Lola in return is exasperated at the ease and quickness with which her attractions are forgotten, and tries to regain Turridu's love. She woos Turridu hotly, and he soon becomes a double traitor. Santuzza, on Easter Day, is under the ban of the church, and cannot kneel before the altar in prayer and rejoicing. She meets Lola and Turridu at the door of the church. Lola scorns her. She tries to reason with Turridu, but in anger he strikes her to the ground, and follows Lola into the church. Mad with jealousy, the deserted woman tells Alfio the whole story of her shame, and the baseness of the guilty couple. The service is over, and mirth and drinking are going on in front of the Tavern. Alfio refuses to drink with Turridu, and bites his ear—a challenge to mortal conflict. Turridu, now thoroughly repentant, and feeling the swift approach of death, bids his mother, Lucia, farewell and secures her promise to care for the unfortunate Santuzza. Alfio kills Turridu with his knife.
|Title||The LeBrun Grand Opera Company: "Faust" and "Cavalleria Rusticana"|
|Topical Subject (LCTGM)||Opera singers|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Huttman, Fritz N.
|Corporate Name Subject||LeBrun Grand Opera Company|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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