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THE GONDOLIERS
Original Cast 1889


The Duke of Plaza-Toro, A Grandee of Spain

Mr. Frank Wyatt

Luiz, his attendant

Mr. Brownlow

Don Alhambra del Bolero,
the Grand Inquisitor

Mr. Denny

Marco Palmieri, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. Courtice Pounds

Giuseppe Palmieri, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. Rutland Barrington

Antonio, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. Metcalf

Francesco, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. Rose

Giorgio, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. de Pledge

Annibale, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. Wilbraham

Ottavio, a Venetian Gondolier

Mr. C. Gilbert

The Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Miss Rosina Brandram

Casilda, her daughter

Miss Decima Moore

Gianetta, Contadine

Miss Geraldine Ulmar

Tessa, Contadine

Miss Jessie Bond

Fiametta, Contadine

Miss Lawrence

Vittoria, contadine

Miss Cole

Giulia, Contadine

Miss Phyllis

Inez, The King's Foster-Mother

Miss Bernard

Chorus of Gondoliers and Contadine, Men-at-Arms, Heralds, and Pages.

Original Costumes

Courtice Pounds and Rutland Barrington as Marco and Giuseppe

Frank Wyatt as The Duke of Plaza-Toro

Mr. Denny as The Grand Inquisitor

Mr. Brownlow and Miss Decima Moore as Luiz and Casilda

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