The Charlatan (Sousa, 1898) 2009 Comic Opera Guild Recording
Composer: John Philip Sousa
Lyricist: Charles Klein
Comic Opera Guild
CD recording with 15 songs and two pianos of the Comic Opera Guild's revival of The Charlatan, an early 20th century operetta by the march king, John Philip Sousa, previously lost to time. Sousa first found success and fame as an operetta composer. The Charlatan premiered in 1898, featuring a book by playwright Charles Klein, and tells the story of a Russian family that plots to keep a young prince from inheriting his title and estate.