Evangeline (Rice, Edward Everett)
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|Alternative Title||The Belle of Acadie. Opéra-Bouffe. Burlesque.|
|Composer||Rice, Edward Everett|
|First Performance||1874 July 27, New York City: Niblo's Garden|
|First Publication||1877 – Boston: Louis P. Goullaud|
|Librettist||John Cheever Goodwin (1850–1912)|
|Instrumentation||Voices, chorus, orchestra|
(Not tagged as burlesque as burlesques so-tagged are specifically a late 18th century/early 19th century genre.
Based on Longfellow's work of the same name. Entire vocal score - here.
According to Smith’s Musical Comedy in America: From The Black Crook to South Pacific, From The King & I to Sweeney Todd, only a very brief initial run, but remained alive for thirty years in numerous places. (For example The Sydney Morning Herald of July 31 1891 reports that tomorrow will begin a run of Evangeline at the Criterion Theatre, and that the composer had just performed (an orchestral version) of his Adonis Gavotte of 1885.)