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Vocal Score of the Gondoliers - Or, the Barataria (The Savoy Operas #11)

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Paperback, 230 pages
Published August 25th 2008 by Adams Press (first published 1889)
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As I have said in my other reviews of Gilbert & Sullivan, I read this as part of The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan on my Kindle while watching the YouTube video.

The Gondoliers is the first of the 14 operettas in which W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan collaborated. The style is more of a traditional opera than some of their later works but the plot has the "topsy turvy" style for which they became famous.
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!
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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 ...more
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The Savoy Operas (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • The Sorcerer
  • H.M.S. Pinafore
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • Patience
  • Iolanthe
  • Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant (Vocal Score)
  • The Mikado
  • Ruddigore
  • Yeomen of the Guard
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