De Ster van het Noorden

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De Ster van het Noorden ("star of the north") is a Dutch musical comedy by J.M. Belinfante ()[].


The original text

Based on the French opera L'Etoile du Nord[1] by Eugène Scribe (1791-1861)[2] and Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864)[3], published in Paris by Brandus, in Berlin by Schlesinger and in London by Beale and Co in 1854.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1872: Performed in Dutch as De Ster van het Noorden by Aurora II in the hall of the Germania Hall, Cape Town on 24 September, with Een Muzikale Gek (N.C. Koster).

1872: Performed in Dutch as De Ster van het Noorden by Aurora II in the hall of the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town on 8 October, with Een Lotery (Melt J. Brink).

Sources

Facsimile version of the original 1854 Berlin text of the French opera[4]

Ingmar Koch. 1997. Het ochtendgloren boven Kaapstad. Nederlandse rederijkers in Kaapstad, Tydskrif vir Nederlands & Afrikaans. (4de Jaargang, Nommer 2. Desember) [5]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 467

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