The Pirates of Penzance by W.S. Gilbert(Vocal Score). The Pirates of Penzance, premiered in 1879, confirmed the comic genius of librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, following on the heels of their wildly successful H.M.S. Pinafore . Pirates invade the rocky coast of Cornwall in this topsy-turvy tale of love and duty, highlighted by the famous strains of Poor Wandering One, I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast and With Cat-Like Tread, Upon Our Prey We Steal. This vocal score includes the complete music and all dialogue, a plot synopsis, articles on the famous partnership and the history of The Pirates of Penzance, a filmography and a discography.
Patience (Act 2) - D'Oyly Carte - Gilbert & upprevention.org
Traditional script and score
Skip to main content. Collection Overview Title: Harold A. They were immediately successful throughout England and were equally popular in America and throughout the English speaking world. They are considered masterpieces of the Victorian age and are still performed regularly and widely appreciated. In this country, the best known of their works are The Mikado, H. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance.
The opera ran for a total of performances. Patience opened on April 23, at the Opera Comique and ran for performances, moving on October 10, to D'Oyly Carte's new theatre, the Savoy, the first theatre in the world to be lit entirely by electric lights. Patience satirizes the "aesthetic craze" of the 's and '80s, when the output of poets, composers, painters and designers of all kinds was indeed prolific — but, some argued, empty and self-indulgent. This artistic movement was so popular, and also so easy to ridicule as a meaningless fad, that it made Patience a big hit. All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets — a "fleshy" poet and an "idyllic" poet.
This has perhaps been because of its long association with Lamplighters Founder and first stage director Orva Hoskinson. It is not surprising in the least that a photograph of Orva as Bunthorne——with June Wilkins as Lady Jane——was chosen to adorn the first volume of the official Lamplighters history. A final anecdote will serve to close this essay. In the winter of , from January 19 through March 30, the Lamplighters presented their third production of Patience, this time at the Harding Theater on Divisadero. San Francisco theatre critic Arthur Bloomfield was not impressed. One could only yearn for the more aggressively mock misery of their counterparts in the Western Addition