The Duenna

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The Duenna is a 18th century pastiche comic opera written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Featuring music from Thomas Linley the elder and his son, Thomas Linley the younger, the opera also included music from Italian and ballad operas. The most frequently performed opera by Sheridan, it was considered one of the most successful operas ever staged in England. Well received by the paying public, it held renowned admirers such as Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt and Lord George Byron.— Excerpted from The Duenna on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



Dramatis Personae[edit]

As Originally Acted At Covent-Garden Theatre, Nov. 21, 1775

Don Ferdinand
Don Jerome
Don Antonio
Don Carlos
Isaac Mendoza
Father Paul
Father Francis
Father Augustine
Donna Louisa
Donna Clara
The Duenna

Mr. Mattocks.
Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Dubellamy.
Mr. Leoni.
Mr. Quick.
Mr. Mahon.
Mr. Fox.
Mr. Baker.
Mr. Wewitzer.
Mrs. Mattocks.
Mrs. Cargill.
Mrs. Green.

Masqueraders, Friars, Porter, Maid, and Servants.


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.