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Friedrich von Flotow

Publisher: AMP

Martha (1847)
Work Notes
G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translations by George and Phyllis Mead and by Natalia MacFarren for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.
Text Writer
Libretto by W. Friedrich (Fr. Wilhelm Riese) after a ballet-pantomime of V. de St. Georges. English
G Schirmer Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
Programme Note
Bored of Court life, Lady Harriet and her maid Nancy disguise themselves as country girls and go to Richmond Fair where they are engaged as servants by two farmers, Lionel and Plunkett. The two men fall in love with the girls, but are furious when they realise that they have been duped. However when Lady Harriet and Nancy return to court, they realise that they reciprocate the farmers’ feelings. They arrange a recreation of Richmond Fair in Lady Harriet’s garden and the couples are reunited.

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