About The Savoy Operas: The Complete Gilbert and Sullivan
A treasury of all fourteen of the beloved Savoy Operas
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas are some of the world’s best-loved musical works, delighting audiences with their joyous wit and extravagant wordplay. From the triumphant comic romps The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and The Mikado to less frequently performed gems such as the partially lost work Thespis, all appear here in their most accurate and faithful form. Including fascinating new commentary on each work, performance histories, plot summaries, original cast lists, and illustrations from the original productions, this ultimate Gilbert and Sullivan collection will charm and satisfy new fans as well as devotees of these incomparable musical masterminds.
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Published by Penguin Classics Nov 25, 2008| 896 Pages| ISBN 9780141441290