Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gondoliers, The


(The King of Barataria), a Savoy Opera with music by Arthur Sullivan; libretto by Gilbert; premiered at the Savoy Theatre on December 7, 1889.
The story of the opera concerns the young bride of the heir to the throne of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband. It turns out, however, that he cannot be identified, since he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son.....

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