Naughty Marietta

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Victor Herbert’s operetta NAUGHTY MARIETTA is set in New Orleans in 1780. The story follows Captain Richard Warrington, who is commissioned to capture the mysterious French pirate who calls himself Bras Priqué, and how a beautiful runaway who calls herself Naughty Marietta, complicates this task.

Photo by Susan Johnson Hanlon – Skylark Opera

  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
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  • Music by Victor Herbert
    Book and Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young

  • Full Instrumentation

    2       Violin I
    1       Violin II
    1       Viola
    1       Cello
    1       Bass

    1       Flutes I & II (Flute II doubles Piccolo)
    1       Oboe
    1       Clarinets I & II (in Bb)
    1       Bassoon

    1       Horns I & II (in F)
    1       Trumpets I & II (in Bb)
    1       Trombone

    1       Percussion: Timpani (2), Bass Drum w/Cymbal, Snare Drum, Triangle, Tambourine, Castanets, Bells, Xylophone & Church Bell (or Gong).
    1       Harp

           Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with the rehearsal material.

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    12     Dialogue Parts
    7       Vocal Parts
    25     Chorus Parts

  • NAUGHTY MARIETTA opened on Broadway at the New York Theatre on November 7, 1910 and played for 136 performances starring Emma Trentini in the title role and Orville Harrold as Captain Warrington. It has been revived several times and was transformed into an MGM movie in 1935 starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.

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