Sonnenglanz, King of the spirits
Prinz Liebesreitz, his sons
Pantoffeline, a fairy, protector of the fairer sex
Kaffeluzia, widowed fairy, Pantoffeline’s sister
Viola, her daughters
Lulu, an old genius, and general factorum of King Sonnenglanz
Lili, Nymph in the service of Pantoffeline
Wizards, magicians, soothsayers etc.
King Rabenschwarz [black as a crow], ruler of a Black race of people
in the fairy world.
Rappeline, his daughter
Milibu, her slave
King Kupferplatt, ruler of a dark skinned race of people in the fairy world
Brünette, his daughter
Phyla, guard of the underground magic vaults in Pantoffeline’s palace
Hydridracocrocodilus, an armoured ghost, also guard of the vaults
Bellona, Queen of the Amazons
Michel Pechberger, a shoemaker
Frau Liesel, his wife
Johann Kipfel, a waiter
Adele, his wife
Natzl, shoemakers’ apprentice
Nagelberger, Kranzelgruber, Gangelhofer, Streichmüllner, guests at the
Slaves, spirits, wizards, watchmen, nymphs etc.
Flora and Viola, the daughters of the fairy Kaffeluzia, are madly in love with
Prince Tausendschön and Liebesreitz, who take no notice. When the two princes
are chosen by the oracle to be sacrificed as husbands to the Amazons, to be treated
badly, Kaffeluzia’s sister, fairy protector of the fairer sex, has an idea.
Two men who treat their wives badly on earth will be sacrificed to the Amazons
as substitutes for the princes. Kipfel and Pechberger are duly fetched, not realising
their fate until the last minute. Meanwhile Viola and Flora have lost interest
in the princes, whose charms attract the black fairies, Brünette and Rappeline.
A generational comedy of magic tricks ensues, with the younger generation having
decidedly different opinions when it comes to love, from their parents. After
a series of comic substitutions and escapades, whereby all betrayals are discovered,
Kipfel and Pechberger after their experience at the hands of the Amazons, return
reformed to the earth and Viola and Flora marry their princes.