The Madcap Adventures of Fräulein Mozart – July 21, 1991 | Festival Hall, Parry Sound, ON
A light-hearted perusal of Mozart's life and work through the eyes of his sister

date: July 21, 1991

Amid the celebrations of Mozart’s music in the bicentenary year of his death, Mary Lou Fallis was the instigator of this afternoon of comedy, presented by the Festival of the Sound. She devised the script with the help of Michael Patrick Albano (who directed the show for the stage) and appeared in costume herself as Nannerl Mozart. Bruce Ubukata occasionally played the part of her younger brother, Wolfgang. Music was taken from all areas of the composer’s oeuvre, with a dazzling pot-pourri near the end of music which we hadn’t yet been able to include. The Artistic Directors were even called upon to sing … an intimidating prospect for us, since we were performing alongside such fine artists as Russell Braun and Mary Lou herself. The show had been performed three times previously in Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre and at Music at Sharon.

Song Artist Composer Poet
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (Die Zauberflöte, K620) Braun, Russell, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schikaneder, Emanuel
Hither turn thy wand’ring eyes (Vauxhall Songs) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Bach, Johann Christian anon.
Sonata in D, K381 (excerpt) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus n/a
Variations on “Ah, vous dirais-je”, K265 Fallis, Mary Lou, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus n/a
Largo cantabile (String Quartet in E, Op.54/3) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Haydn, Franz Joseph n/a
Con un vezzo all’italiana (La finta giardiniera, K196) Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Petrosellini,Giuseppe ?
Crudel! perchè finora (Le nozze di Figaro, K492) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Braun, Russell, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ponte, Lorenzo da
O zittre nicht (Die Zauberflöte, K620) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schikaneder, Emanuel
Fantasia in F minor for a mechanical organ, K608 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus n/a
Plaisir d’amour Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Martini, Jean-Paul-Egide Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de
Serenade in G, K525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) (excerpt) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus n/a
Alleluja (Exultate jubilate, K165) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus anon.
Io ti lascio, K621a Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus anon.
INTERMISSION
Bei Männern (Die Zauberflöte, K620) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schikaneder, Emanuel
Pa – Pa – Pa (Die Zauberflöte, K620) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Braun, Russell, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Schikaneder, Emanuel
O du eselhafter Martin, K560 Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, bass; Ubukata, Bruce, bass Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus ?
Ridente la calma, K210a Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mysliveček, Josef, arr. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus anon.
Finch’han dal vino (Don Giovanni, K527) Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ponte, Lorenzo da
Die Zufriedenheit, K473 Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Weisse, Christian Felix
Potpourri of works by Mozart Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, arr. Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce n/a
Nehmt meinen Dank, K383 Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus anon.
Finale (Le nozze di Figaro, K492) – ENCORE Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Braun, Russell, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ponte, Lorenzo da