Based on Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges' ballet-pantomime The Gypsy
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Trivia & History
Alfred Bunn got the idea for his libretto from a ballet by Saint Georges called The Gipsy (which was produced at the Grand Opera in Paris in 1839). Saint Georges took his story from Novelas Exemplares by Cervantes.
Titles that were given consideration: The Gipsy (although it was the title of a recently unsuccessful drama), Thaddeus of Warsaw (although Miss Porter's popular novel had a main character with that name it was concerned that the work may be viewed as an adaptation), La Bohemienne (ruled out because Bunn's peers objected to a French title to an English opera), and The Bohemian (ruled out because it might suggest a male hero).
The Bohemian Girl, or, the Merry Zingara (full title)
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