Naughty Marietta

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A 1910 operetta in two acts, with music by Victor Herbert and libretto by Rida Johnson Young.


Wikipedia: "Set in New Orleans in 1780, it tells how Captain Richard Warrington is commissioned to unmask and capture a notorious French pirate calling himself "Bras Priqué" – and how he is helped and hindered by a high-spirited runaway, Contessa Marietta. The score includes many well-known songs, including Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life." [1]

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Performance history in South Africa

1961: Directed for Johannesburg Operatic and Dramatic Society (JODS) in 1961 by Anthony Farmer.

1965: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in 1965.


Tucker, 1997. 156.

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