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L'Amico Fritz

Pietro Mascagni

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Music by Pietro Mascagni with libretto by P. Suardon after the novel by M.M Erckmann-Chatrian

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


Alsace; the present

While celebrating his fortieth birthday with friends, Fritz complains to David that he has been asked to provide the dowry for two neighbours who want to get married. When Fritz goes on to confess that hecannot understand why people fall in love, David wagers that within a year he too will be married. Fritzscorns the suggestion but accepts the bet, and they agree to make Fritz’s vineyard the prize. However,contrary to expectation, Fritz finds himself gradually captivated by Suzel whose father is the steward at hisfarm. On a visit to Fritz at the farm, David discovers that Suzel has become very fond of her master. Hedecides to test Fritz’s true feelings for her, and he tells him that he has found Suzel a suitable husbandwhom her father approves of. Fritz is horrified at this news and has to admit to himself that he is in lovewith Suzel. Worried about the consequences of his feelings, he takes his leave of her immediately withouteven saying goodbye. However, he is unable to forget her and when David asked Fritfor his consent on order for her wedding to take place, he refuses to give it. He asks Suzel if she really intends to marry andwhen she pleads with him to rescue her from the unwanted match, he finally reveals his love for her. Thetwo look forward to a blissful future together; David has won his bet.


2 Flutes (1 Piccolo)
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
1 Tuba
1 Timpani
2 Percussion
1 Harp
On stage violin and oboe
1 Full Score


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Genre(s): Opera/Operetta