Iolanthe; or, The Peer and the Peri is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It is one of the Savoy operas and is the seventh of. : Gilbert & Sullivan – Iolanthe / Forrester, Donkin, Stratford Festival: Maureen Forrester, Eric Donkin, Marie Baron, Paul Massel, Katharina Megli. Iolanthe. Brenda’s modified script. Iolanthe, or Oilanthe. MIDI Files. Click on one of them and it should start playing. These are the original titles, not Brenda’s.

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Want to see your job listed here? In one rather busy duet involving sheep, he and I planned out where the laughs could be without ruining some of the best bits of singing. Every bill and every measure That may gratify his pleasure. How should you like to be a fairy Guardsman?

The Victorians loved puns. What was your love to mine? That fable perhaps may serve his turn as well as any other. How Nature always does contrive fal, lal, la!

Because I fly In realms above. Not even to oblige a gentleman? The feelings of a Lord Chancellor who is in love with a ward of court are not to be envied. Iolanthe had a successful initial run in London of performances, spanning the holiday seasons of both and Never, never, never, never — Faint heart never won ikir lady. As she prepares to execute Iolanthe, the Queen learns that the rest of the fairies have chosen husbands from iolanhte the peers, thus also incurring death sentences — but the Queen blanches at the prospect of slaughtering all of them.


Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

But I suppose I should say, ” My Lady. Aside,’ Oh, amorous dove! Iolanteh he’s grammar and spelling for two ; Of birth and position he’s plenty. And one that I can turn to mighty uses.

Iolanthe: ‘It deserves to be as fruity as we can possibly make it’

But her “rival” turns out to be none other than Strephon’s own mother, Iolanthe, a fairy — fairies never grow old. At the same time, seeing you thus, we naturally say to ourselves, ” This is very sad.

In a way, it’s an en- viable position. But perhaps you are one of the noblemen I’m engaged to? Original costume design for the Fairy Queen by Wilhelm “Iolanthe”, or “The Peer and the Peri”, opened at the Savoy Theatre illanthe November 25,three nights after the final performance of Patience at the same theatre, and ran for performances. So join in a measure Expressive of pleasure.

You see, they’re two to one, which is a strong working majority. Fal, lal, la I When in that house M. For this paradox will be Carried, nobody at all eontradieente: If he did but know — what? Download the Vocal Score [6. Your lordly style We’ll quickly quench With base uinaille, That word is French.

You have my word for it. And all is drear and dark, If thou shouldst need an ark, I’ll give thee one. Archived from the original on 11 January It would be idle to deny that I, myself, have the misfortune to be sin- gularly attracted by this young person. Can he marry his own ward without oolanthe own consent?


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The following table shows the history of the D’Oyly Carte productions in Gilbert’s lifetime not including touring companies:. Fuseli’s The Nightmare “, Mosaicvol. Let’s depart, Dignified and stately — All. Whenever I see you kissing a very young lady I shall know it’s an elderly relative. Although the fairies say that they cannot stop Strephon, they have become strongly attracted to the peers “In vain to us you plead”.

QueenNo ; we are fisiiries down to the feet. It shall be so. When all night long a chap remains On sentry-go, to chase monotony He exercises of his brains: I’m engaged to two noblemen at once. This is how I treat my regard for that man. This was a song for Strephon that was cut by Gilbert and Sullivan during the original production of Iolanthe. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Death’s thy doom, and thou shalt die!

Of what avail is it that my body is free if my legs are working out seven years’ penal servitude? Strephon, a handsome Arcadian shepherd, arrives and meets his aunts “Good-morrow, good mother”.