Gasparina Done Ettore Don Pelagio Apollonia The Broker's Men, The Cat
apprentice prima donna merchant's son and hopeful lover enamoured music teacher 'chaperone'
to Gasparina non-singing roles non-singing role
Gasparina is a soprano fallen on hard times, currently rather more successful at
manipulating the men in her life than pursuing her career. She, her chaperone Appolonia,
a dame of dubious function, and their cat, share tatty rooms provided by her music
master, Don Pelagio. Gasparina is a pupil not only of music but the ways of a hard
world and with Appolonia's assistance she occupies herself in getting as much out
of her admirers as she can.
Paint and powder, it's their duty To improve on natural beauty when complexion needs
correction Praise the man whose creams renew