Pepita. The opera was produced and directed by Thompson and Solomon and debuted at the Union Square Theatre, New York under the management of J. M. Hill, on March 16, 1886, closed after a nine-week run on May 22. Sources:Pepita, Professor Pongo's Daughter.. Lillian Russell Don Pablo, the governor's son and heir.. Chauncey Olcott/ G. Taglieri Professor Pongo, Doctor of Sciences.. Jacques Kruger Donna Carmansuita, Directress of Seminary for Young Ladies.. Alma Stuart Stanley Don Giavolo, Governor of Scaliwaxico.... Fred Clifton Don Juan, Pablo's inevitable friend.. George Wilkinson Curaso, valet to Pablo.. Frederick Solomon Pasquela, a forward pupil.. Lizzie Hughes Maraquita, an advanced idem.. Clara Jackson Chiquita, a prominent ditto.. Cora Striker Juana, a maid in waiting.. Julia Wilson Ballet Coryphée.. Miles. Pasta, S. Watson/ Forstner Atkins. Setting: The City Of Scaliwaxico. Time—High Old. Period—Uncertain. ACT I.—The Students' Frolic. Before Professor Pongo's House in Scaliwaxico. ACT II.—The Professor's Prodigy.
Interior of Pongo's Sanctum. ACT III.—The Governor's Fete. Don Giavolo's Palace. In this scene will appear The Mechanical Waiters and The Humming Birds. Professor Pongo is obsessed with automata. Pepita, the professor's daughter and Pablo, the governor's son, are in love, her father disapproves and Pablo is forbidden to visit. To gain entry past her father, Pablo disguises himself as one the cadavers Pongo planned to use to augment his mechanical devises; that night when Giavolo paid Pongo a visit, curious to view his mechanisms, neither knew that two of the automatons entertaining them were Pepita and Pablo concealed inside
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