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The Beggar Student

Venue: Volksoper Vienna

Währinger Straße 78
1090 Vienna
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Composer/Organizer: Carl Millöcker


    Place: Kraków, Poland
    Time: 1704

Act 1

Colonel Ollendorf seeks revenge against Laura Nowalska, who rebuffed him with her fan, offended by his advances. Laura's mother declares that only a Pole and nobleman can be her son-in-law. He releases a seemingly penniless student and his friend (Symon and Janicki) to pose as a millionnaire and his aide, to entice the bankrupt but venerable Nowalska family. Laura agrees to marry Symon, and Janicki falls in love with Laura's sister.
Act 2

The money that the colonel supplied to Symon is just about gone and he is no longer able to keep up the appearance of nobility. He and Laura have developed genuine feelings for each other and he struggles with the decision to tell her the truth. He writes a letter confessing the ruse. The colonel senses that the letter will end the plot, and convinces Laura's mother not to open it. When the wedding ceremony is over, the colonel reveals the truth about Symon, who is subsequently driven from the palace.
Act 3

Symon is contemplating suicide, when his friend Janicki reveals that he is a Polish officer and is part of a group of patriots who are planning to capture the citadel and to reinstate King Stanislaus. The Governor-General discovers that Janicki knows the whereabouts of the Polish grand duke and bribes him with 200,000 thalers to reveal his location to the Austrians. Janicki asks Symon to impersonate the grand duke until the money for his capture can be paid. The plot succeeds. In return, he is knighted by King Stanislaus and accepted by his wife and mother-in-law.


Program and Cast

With English surtitles (except Premiere)

 Production | Anatol Preissler
 Scenery | Karel Spanhak
 Costumes | Marrit van der Burgt
 Choreography | Marga render
 Chorus | Thomas Böttcher
 Conductor | Tungsten Maria Märtig
 Piffke, closers | Georg Wacks

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