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Photo: Courtesy Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Kansas City Lyric Theater, September 20th, 1975

Beeson, Jack

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (1975)

Duration: 120 minutes
A romantic comedy in music in three acts

Libretto by Sheldon Harnick after the play by Clyde Fitch (E)

Scoring
lyrcolS,dramS,S,M(plays piano),3T,lyrBar(plays violin),BBar,7B; chorus 2(I=picc,II=picc,afl).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl,Ebcl).2-2.2crt.0.euph.1- timp.perc(1):BD/cym/SD/4tom-t/tamb/glsp/2tgl/2susp.cym(sm,lg)/ xyl-harp-pft(=cel)-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World Premiere
9/20/1975
Kansas City Lyric Theater, Kansas City , Missouri
Jack Eddleman, director and choreographer
Conductor: Russell Patterson
Company: Kansas City Lyric Opera Company

Roles

COLONEL MAPLESONBasso Cantante
Reporter from THE TIMESIrish Tenor
Reporter from THE TRIBUNETenor
Reporter from THE SUNBaritone
Reporter from THE HERALDBaritone
Reporter from THE CLIPPERBass
WILLEM VAN BLEECKERBass Baritone
CHARLES LaMARTINEBaritone
JONATHAN JINKSTenor
MRS. GREENBOROUGH (Mrs. Gee)Contralto (and pianist, if possible)
AURELIA TRENTONILyric coloratura Soprano
"PAPA" BELLIARTILyric Baritone (and violinist if possible)
MARY ("Annina")Soprano
MRS. STONINGTONDramatic Soprano
MISS MERRIAM (deaf mute)
POLICEMANBuffo Bass
CUSTOMS OFFICIALBuffo Bass
MRS. JINKS (Jonathan's Mother)Mezzo Soprano
Stage Doorman (role doubled by Customs Official)Buffo Bass
Stagehand/Scene-Painter (role Doubled by Policeman)Buffo Bass
Bandmaster, Bandsmen (from the orchestra)
3 or 4 Dancing Couples
Stagehands, sailors, stevedores
3 dogs


Time and Place
Early 1900s, USA


Synopsis
Jonathan Jinks and his friends Willie and Charlie go to welcome opera star Aurelia Trentoni. Charlie (jealous of Jinks's success with women) provokes him into betting he can seduce Aurelia. Jinks and Aurelia are immediately attracted to one another. Ashamed of the bet, Jinks tries to cancel it. Unsuccessful, he gives Charlie an IOU. In a gallant attempt to speed Aurelia's luggage through Customs, Jinks offers money to an amenable inspector. Surprised, he is arrested for bribing a U.S. official. Jinks, out on bail, becomes secretly engaged to Aurelia. “Papa” Belliarti—Aurelia's uncle and teacher—enters with Charlie. Charlie, presenting the IOU, claims Jinks is a fortune hunter who has wagered he would marry Aurelia. Belliarti forbids Jinks to see Aurelia again.  Aurelia returns from her triumphant debut in La traviata too distressed to attend the party given in her honor. Jinks appears, explains what has happened, and begs forgiveness. A policeman arrives looking for Jinks, who has missed his trial. Aurelia, playing the dying Violetta for the second time that evening, explains that Jinks was helping her to survive a recurrence of an old lung complaint. All the principals enter, bringing the party to Aurelia, and all ends well.

 


Moods
Comic, Dramatic, Romantic


Subjects
Relationships, Society






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