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Iolanthe - The Peer and The Peri - Gilbert and Sullivan - Vocal Score

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The first performance of 'Iolanthe' was on 25 November 1882, simultaneously in London and New York. The wit of Gilbert and the brightness of his words is inspired by the energy of the arrangement of Sullivan. In the opera, the fairy Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal; this is forbidden by fairy law. Her son, Strephon, is an Arcadian shepherd who wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. All the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman (not knowing that it is his mother – immortal fairies all appear young), she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies. The opera satirises many aspects of British government, law and society. This edition contains dialogue in addition to the score. Copyright 1911. This score2 has a small mark on the front cover where someone has attached and detached a sticker and a small rip to the back cover (pictured). The pages have yellowed somewhat commensurate with age.

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Author(s):
Gilbert and Sullivan
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 x 28.5 x 1.4 cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Chappell and Co
Title:
Iolanthe - The Peer and The Peri - Vocal Score

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The first performance of 'Iolanthe' was on 25 November 1882, simultaneously in London and New York. The wit of Gilbert and the brightness of his words is inspired by the energy of the arrangement of Sullivan. In the opera, the fairy Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal; this is forbidden by fairy law. Her son, Strephon, is an Arcadian shepherd who wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. All the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman (not knowing that it is his mother – immortal fairies all appear young), she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies. The opera satirises many aspects of British government, law and society. This edition contains dialogue in addition to the score. Copyright 1911. This score2 has a small mark on the front cover where someone has attached and detached a sticker and a small rip to the back cover (pictured). The pages have yellowed somewhat commensurate with age.

Author(s):
Gilbert and Sullivan
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 x 28.5 x 1.4 cm
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Chappell and Co
Title:
Iolanthe - The Peer and The Peri - Vocal Score

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