Pepita

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La Princesse des Canaries is a comic opera, with a libretto by Chivot and Durn, and music by C. Lecocq.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Adapted as Pepita

Performance history in South Africa

1890: Performed as Pepita in the Exhibition Theatre, Cape Town in January by an opera company managed and directed by Edgar Perkins. The company included R.S. Gregg, E. le Hay, Dennis Coyne, Frank Wheeler, Harry Miller, Ada Bemister, Carrie Nelson, Harriet Wood, and Ella Bankhardt. Musical direction was by James Hyde.

Sources

D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 389-390,

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