MICHAEL WILLIAM BALFE
In preparation of this libretto I have mostly followed Schirmer's 1902 vocal score, with occasional reference to Novello's 1915 "concert and acting edition". (See note on versions.)
For this libretto, I have chosen to spell out all the words as sung, even where that results in much repetition.
This libretto includes all spoken dialogue. In most cases it is immediately apparent which lines are spoken and which lines are sung. For those few places where they may be some doubt, note that for spoken lines the character's name is followed by a colon, and for sung lines it is not.
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