Vocal Score of the Gondoliers - Or, the Barataria (The Savoy Operas #11)
by W.S. Gilbert
VOCAL SCORE THE GONDOLIERS OK, THE KING OF BARATARIA - BY ARTHUR SULLIVAN
Paperback, 230 pages
Published August 25th 2008 by Adams Press
(first published 1889)
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May 07, 2014 Elisabeth rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I've always loved the hilarious poem "The Duke of Plaza-Toro," but it was only recently that I caught on to the fact that it came from a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. It's very fitting that I found "that unaffected, undetected, well-connected nobleman" and his Duchess to be by far the funniest characters in the play. Good fun!
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado. These, as well as most of their other...moreMore about W.S. Gilbert...