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Iolanthe   
The Peer and the Peri

 

Martin Beck Theatre, (9/21/1936 - circa. 12/30/1936)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Sep 21, 1936    
Closing Date: Dec 30, 1936 Total Performances: 20

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in two acts
Setting: An Arcadian Landscape. Palace Yard, Westminster.



Production Staff
Produced by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Written by W. S. Gilbert; Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and Isidore Godfrey
Cast
Brenda BennettPhyllis
Ann Drummond-GrantCelia
Darrell FancourtEarl of Mountararat
Evelyn GardinerQueen of the Fairies
Sydney GranvillePrivate Willis
Martyn GreenThe Lord Chancellor
Kathleen NaylorFleta
Elizabeth Nickell-LeanIolanthe
Derek OldhamLord Tolloler
Leslie RandsStrephon
Ivy SandersLeila
music by Arthur Sullivan; lyrics by William S. Gilbert
ACT 1 Sung By
Tripping hither, tripping thitherCelia and Leila
Iolanthe! From thy dark exile thou art summonedQueen of the Fairies, Iolanthe, Celia, Leila and Chorus of Fairies
Good morrow, good motherStrephon and Chorus of Fairies
Fare thee well, attractive strangerQueen of the Fairies and Chorus of Fairies
Good morrow, good lover!Phyllis and Strephon
None shall part us from each otherPhyllis and Strephon
Loudly let the trumpet brayTenors and Basses
The law is the true embodimentThe Lord Chancellor and Chorus of Peers
My well-loved lord and guardian dearPhyllis, Lord Tolloler and Earl of Mountararat
Nay, tempt me notPhyllis
Spurn not the nobly bornLord Tolloler and Chorus
Lords, it may not be!Phyllis, Lord Tolloler, Earl of Mountararat, Strephon, The Lord Chancellor and Chorus of Peers
When I went to the Bar as a very young manThe Lord Chancellor
When darkly looms the dayPhyllis, Iolanthe, Queen of the Fairies, Leila, Celia, Strephon, Lord Tolloler, Earl of Mountararat, The Lord Chancellor and Chorus of Fairies and Peers
ACT 2 Sung By
When all night long a chap remainsPrivate Willis
Strephon's a member of Parliament!Chorus
When Britain truly ruled the wavesEarl of Mountararat and Chorus
In vain you plead to us, Don't go!Leila, Celia, Chorus of Fairies, Earl of Mountararat and Lord Tolloler
Oh, foolish fayQueen of the Fairies and Chorus of Fairies
Tho' p'raps I may incur your blamePhyllis, Lord Tolloler, Earl of Mountararat and Private Willis
Love, unrequited, robs me of my restThe Lord Chancellor
He who shies at such a prizeLord Tolloler, Earl of Mountararat and The Lord Chancellor
My Bill has now been read a second timeStrephon
If we're weak enough to tarryPhyllis and Strephon
My lord, a suppliant at your feet I kneelFairies and Iolanthe
It may not be-for so the fates decide!Iolanthe, Queen of the Fairies, The Lord Chancellor and Fairies
Soon as we may, off and away!Phyllis, Iolanthe, Queen of the Fairies, Leila, Celia, Lord Tolloler, Earl of Mountararat, Strephon, The Lord Chancellor and Chorus of Fairies and Peers