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The Cingalee

first performed on 5 March 1904 at Daly's Theatre
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The Cingalee (Daly’s, 5 March 1904) was exotically set on a tea plantation in what was then Ceylon and is today Sri Lanka. My cinnamon tree is sung by the Cingalese tea-picker of the title, Nanoya (Sybil Arundale), and Pearl of sweet Ceylon by the romantic lead, tea plantation owner Harry Vereker (Hayden Coffin). Their mutual love is finally rewarded.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2008


Monckton: Songs from the shows
CDA67654Archive Service


No 03: Pearl of sweet Ceylon  Beyond the bar of fair Manaar
Track 13 on CDA67654 [3'38] Archive Service
No 12: My cinnamon tree  In my happy childhood hours
Track 12 on CDA67654 [3'31] Archive Service

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