A romantic and fairy opera.


Libretto by

James Robinson PLANCHÉ


Music by

Carl Maria VON WEBER


First performance: April 12 1826, London, Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden.

CHARACTERS

Description, name
[sex]
 Voice type
[first performer, sex]
 

Charlemagne

king of the Franks   [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Austin,  ♂ ]

 

Sir Huon

of Bourdeaux, duke of Guienne   [ ♂ ]

 

tenor
[ John Braham,  ♂ ]

 

Sherasmin

his squire   [ ♂ ]

 

baritone
[ John Fawcett,  ♂ ]

 

Haroun Alraschid, Caliph

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Chapman,  ♂ ]

 

Babekan

a Saracen prince   [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Baker,  ♂ ]

 

Almanzor

emir of Tunis   [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ John Cooper,  ♂ ]

 

First Saracen

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Evans,  ♂ ]

 

Second Saracen

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Atkins,  ♂ ]

 

Third Saracen

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Ryals,  ♂ ]

 

Fourth Saracen

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Tinney,  ♂ ]

 

Abdallah

(a corsair)   [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Horrebow,  ♂ ]

 

Oberon

king of the fairies   [ ♂ ]

 

tenor
[ Charles Bland,  ♂ ]

 

Puck

  [ ♂ ]

 

mezzo-soprano
[ Harriet Cawse,  ♀ ]

 

Fairy

  [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ Henry,  ♂ ]

 

Captain

of a vessel   [ ♂ ]

 

other
[ John Isaacs,  ♂ ]

 

Negro Slave

  [ ♂ ]

 

bass
[ Griffiths,  ♂ ]

 

First mermaid

  [ ♀ ]

 

mezzo-soprano
[ Mary Ann Goward,  ♀ ]

 

Second mermaid

  [ ♀ ]

 

mezzo-soprano
[ ?,  ♀ ]

 

Titania

queen of the fairies   [ ♀ ]

 

other
[ Smith,  ♀ ]

 

 

Reiza

daughter of Haroun   [ ♀ ]

 

soprano
[ Mary Ann Paton,  ♀ ]

 

Fatima

her attendant   [ ♀ ]

 

mezzo-soprano
[ Lucia Elizabeth Bartolozzi-Vestris,  ♀ ]

 

Roshana

wife of Almanzor   [ ♀ ]

 

contralto
[ Maria Anne Lacy,  ♀ ]

 

Namouna

Fatima's grandmother   [ ♀ ]

 

other
[ Mary Ann Davenport,  ♀ ]

 

Nadina

a female of Almanzor's haram   [ ♀ ]

 

other
[ Wilson,  ♀ ]

 

Act I Act II Act III

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