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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Kjiowye not that it is death to marry a mortal? That word is French.

Oh, rather let us pipe our eye Because our Strephon didn’t die. Here’s the other I Well, have you settled which it’s to be? All the Music and All the Lyrics from this Opera.

I don’t so much mind for myself, but with a House of Peers with no grand- fathers worth mentioning the country must go to the dogs. Scripg perhaps you are one of scriipt noblemen I’m engaged to? To them she gives her heart so rich. I’ll go to her and lay your peculiar case be- fore her. Yes, Britain set, etc. What means this mirth unseemly That shakes the listening earth? This had its effect. If we’re weak enough to tarry Ere we marry.


Old men can be foolishly romantic — our Lord Chancellor is no exception. Enter Queen of the Fairies.

Celll Your disrespectful sneers — Don’t go! If you ask us distinctly to say, We reply, without doubt or delay, That the party we claim to belong to Is the party we’re singing this song to.

Iolanthe by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

And who so fit to ecript in it — deny it if you can — As this verv great, this very good, and very gifted man? But of course that’s one of the advantages of being immortal — we never grow old.

The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company toured the opera nearly continuously in repertory from untiland made several recordings of the opera over that period. Ah, it’s all very well, but since our queen banishi lolanthe fairy revels have not been “what they were. However, to save Strephon from losing his love, Iolanthe resolves to present his case to the Lord Chancellor while veiled “My lord, a suppliant at your feet”. Don’t let that distress you ; you shall be returned as scrkpt Liberal-Conservative, and your legs shall be our peculiar care.

He’s scrip pretty, but he’s inclined to be stout. When in joy I sfript to find Thine the heart within me beating — Mine the love that heart enshrined. Yes ; but it’s not death to wish to marry a mortal Fleta.


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

However, the published score was modified at some point during the twentieth century to produce the version generally on sale today. I don’t think I ooght to. Let us be thankful that we are persons of no capacity whatever. But see, he comes!

He is, perhaps, the only living instance of a judge whose decrees have received the honor of a double iolsnthe. I admitted that I had watched my professional advancement with considerable interest, and I handsomely added that I yielded to no one in admiration for my private and professional virtues. Please for- give me.

Though our hearts she’s iolanhe bruising In another suitor choosing, Let’s pretend it’s most amusing. Should they launch from fairy portals All their most terrific wonders, We should then repent our blunders.

There’s really nothing to choose between you. Phyllis and Strephon ask Iolanthe to plead with the Lord Chancellor to allow their marriage, for “none can resist your fairy eloquence.