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Deluded Bridegroom, The (John Coombs adaptation)

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Music by W.A Mozart, Adapted with English words by John Coombs

Published by Warner/Chappell. Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd


The scene is a drawing-room where we find a young lady, Bettina, betrothed against her will to the foolish but rich Pulcherio, newly succeeded to a dukedom. By pretending to faint, Bettina manages to postpone thewedding long enough for her impecunious lover, Almiro, to obtain proof that he is the true heir to the dukedom. Thus Almiro turns the tables on Pulcherio and the scheming lawyer, Bocconio. Though originally planned as a full length entertainment with chorus, this work was left largely incomplete at the composer’s death. The adaptation utilises Mozart’s fragments to make a chamber piece for four characters lasting half an hour.


2 Violins I
1 Violin II
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Double Bass
1 Flute I/II
1 Oboes I/II
1 Clarinets I/II
1 Bassoons I/II
1 Horns I/II
1 Trumpets I/II
1 Timpani
1 Conductor Score – annotated vocal score


Royalties are calculated at 6% of the gross box office receipts, with a guaranteed minimum per performance of £60.00 plus VAT, whichever is the greater.

A full set of orchestral parts is available at a hire fee of £75.00 per set, per month, as are vocal scores at £3.50 per copy, per month, plus postage & packing. 


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Cast Size: Flexible

Genre(s): Opera/Operetta