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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Upon his return to London in Aprilhe moved into a new home; in May, his beloved mother died rather suddenly.

To be near my son, Strephon.

The thing is really quite simple; the inser- tion of a single word will do it. Tlity point derisively to Iolanthe, laughing heartily at her.

Enter Strephon, singing and dancing, scrjpt playing on a flageolet He does not see the Fairies, who retire up stage as he enters. The titular character Iolanthe is a fairy who has committed a capital offense by marrying a mortal; rather than being killed, she was instead banished iolanthf the fairy kingdom, never to see her husband again.


The Lord Chancellor has no power over you. Her band of fairies are far feistier than the men and have the upper hand throughout. Had that refreshment been denied, jnueh moved.

Full text of “Iolanthe”

If he did but know uolanthe what? A plague on this vagary I I’m in a nice quandary: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It couldn’t have been the sparrows. A cadre of the peers of the realm arrive in noisy splendour “Loudly let the trumpet bray” with the Lord Chancellor “The law is the true embodiment”. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

He was bom soon after I left my husband by your royal command, but he doesn’t even know of his father’s existence. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Members patriotic ; Let’s begin srcipt home — Crime is no exotic. Strephon is despondent, however, as the Lord Chancellor has forbidden them to marry, partly because he feels that a shepherd is unsuitable for Phyllis, but partly because the Lord Chancellor wishes to marry Phyllis himself.

If you ask the special function Of our never-ceasing motion.

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

Enter Fairies, led by Leila, Celia, Fleta. The Victorians loved puns. Charles d’Albert Waltz arr. Mostly male cast Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen characters.


Although the Lord Chancellor is moved by her appeal, which evokes the memory of his wife, he declares that he himself will marry Phyllis. Come to our call, lolanthe! Did you swear it before a commissioner?

Iolanthe – Gilbert And Sullivan Musical Play

They trip across the stage, singing as they dance. I should think they were I Why did five-and-twenty Liberal peers come down to shoot over your grass-plot last autunm? This page is only accessible by StageAgent Pro members.

Iolanthe rises from, the water. She certainly did surprising things.

They are all smitten with Phyllis, and they have appealed to the Lord Chancellor to decide who will have her hand. He believes Iolanthe to have died childless, and she is bound not to “undeceive” him, under penalty of death. But I’d rather have half a mortal I do love tnan half a dozen I don’t. Up in the sky Ever so high.