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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Well, now that the peers are to be recruited entirely from persons of intelligence, I really don’t see what use we are down here. Although the fairies say that they cannot stop Strephon, they have become strongly attracted scritp the peers “In vain to us you plead”.

Those who would separate us, woe betide! Oh, she wears well.

Iolanthe opened in London on 25 Novemberat the Savoy Theatre to a warm reception, and ran for performances, the fourth consecutive hit by Gilbert and Sullivan. Well, you get some repose in the form of a doze, with hot eye- balls and head ever aching, But your slumbering teems with such horrible dreams that you’d very much better be waking ; For you dream you are crossing the Channel, and tossing like mad in a steamer from Harwich ; Which is something between a large bathing-machine and a very small second-class carriage ; And you’re giving a treat penny ice and cold meat to a party of friends and relations — They’re a ravenous horde, and they all come on board at Sloane Square and South Kensington stations ; And bound on that journey you find your attorney who started that morning from Devon ; He’s a bit undersized, and you don’t feel surprised when he tells you he’s only eleven.

Because if I set eyes on her I should for give her at once. The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov was a Gilbert and Sullivan fan. That would be delightful.


Iolanthe – Gilbert And Sullivan Musical Play

If, fondly laid aside In some old cabinet, Memorials of thy long-dead bride Lie dearly treasured yet, Then let her hallowed bridal dress, Her little dainty gloves. It’s our fault ; they couldn’t help themselves. Please do not assume that a book’s appearance in Google Book Search means it can be used in any manner anywhere in the world. Sullivan’s biographer, Arthur Jacobswrote: First Savoy repertory season; played with three other operas.

You can search through the full text of this book on the web at http: It was subsequently published by the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society. We will not wait ; We go skyhigh ; Our threatened hate You won’t defy.

There’s really nothing to choose between you. Download the Vocal Score [6. How should you like to be a fairy Guardsman?

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

But our happiness, our very lives, depend upon our obtaining his consent. The shares are a penny, and ever so many are taken by Roths- child and Baring ; And just as a few are allotted to you, you awake with a shudder despairing. If thou shouldst need an ark, I’ll give thee one. Seeing no reason to stay in the mortal realm if peers are to be recruited “from persons of intelligence”, the peers join the fairy ranks and “away [they] go to fairyland” “Soon as we may, off and away”.

We’re very cross indeed — Don’t go I All. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. It was the first work to premiere at the Savoy although Patience had transferred to the theatre in and was the first new theatre production in the world to be illuminated entirely with electric lights, permitting some special effects that had not been possible in the era of gas lighting. Lords Mount and Tolloller- Our disrespectful sneers — Ha!


If we’re weak enough to tarry Ere we marry. No; you’re quite right; it’s asking too nuich — one must be reasonable. De Belville was regarded as the Crichton of his age ; His tragedies were reckoned much too thoughtful for the stage iolantue His poems held a jolanthe rank, although it’s very true That, being very proper, they were read by very few ; He was a famous painter too, and shone upon the line.

Nobody knows why or whither ; Why you want us we don’t know. Chorus of Fairies wUhout. Iolanthe offers a satirical portrayal of elements of the British constitutionsuch iooanthe the House of Lords and the position of Lord Chancellor that has influenced modern public debate concerning these institutions, and when Margaret Thatcher was elected as Prime Minister, the press joked about the line from the opera “This comes of women interfering in politics! Some reviewers found the piece too dark for a lighthearted, good-humored comedy like Iolanthe.

Page updated 13 July Our wrath, when gentlemen offend us. He tells Iolanthe of his love for the Lord Chancellor ‘s ward of courtthe beautiful Phyllis, who does not know of Strephon’s mixed origin. Never, never, never, never- Faint heart never scrip fair lady. Quick I my veil!

Yes, that’s the usual course. She certainly did surprising things.

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

Upon his return to London in Aprilhe moved into a new home; in May, his beloved mother died rather suddenly. Can he marry his own ward without his own consent? Exeunt Mount Ararat and Tolloller. I think it appealed to my sense of humour.

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