The Pirates of Penzance


   

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Written by W. S. Gilbert

Composed by Arthur Sullivan

Featuring

Ninety Minutes of Music

and

All the Lyrics and Dialogue

Illustrated with Historic Photographs of D'Oyly Carte Productions


PLOT SUMMARY  |  DRAMATIS PERSONÆ  |  WEB OPERA  |  FEEDBACK

You can download all the MIDI Files or all the Karaoke files as single zipped files, 139KB or 160KB respectively.

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

Major-General Stanley
The Pirate King
Samuel (his Lieutenant)
Frederic (the Pirate Apprentice)
Sergeant of Police
Mabel     (General Stanley's Daughters)
Edith
Kate
Isabel
Ruth (a Pirate Maid of all Work)
Poster (1907)
1907 Poster

WEB OPERA

  Overture  

ACT I

No. 1 Opening Chorus & Solo (Samuel) "Pour, oh pour, the pirate sherry"
  Dialogue  
No. 2 Song (Ruth) "When Frederic was a little lad"
  Dialogue  
No. 3 Song (Pirate King & Chorus) "Oh, better far to live and die"
  Dialogue  
No. 4 Recit. & Duet (Ruth & Frederic)

"Oh, false one...
You told me you were fair as gold"

No. 5 Chorus of Girls "Climbing over rocky mountain"
  Dialogue  
Nos.
6 & 7
Recit. (Edith, Kate, Frederic & Chorus)
Song (Frederic & Chorus)
"Stop, ladies, pray!...
Oh, is there not one maiden breast"
No. 8 Song (Mabel & Chorus) "Poor wandering one"
Nos.
9 & 10
Solos (Kate & Edith)
Duet (Mabel & Frederic) & Chorus
"What ought we to do"
"How beautifully blue the sky"
No. 11 Solo (Frederic) & Chorus "Stay we must not lose our senses...
Here's a first-rate opportunity"
No. 12 Recitative "Hold, Monsters!"
No. 13 Song (Major-General & Chorus) "I am the very model of a modern Major-General"
  Dialogue  
No. 14 Finale Act I "Oh, men of dark and dismal fate"

ACT II

No. 15 Chorus & Solo (Mabel) "Oh, dry the glist'ning tear"
  Dialogue  
Nos.
16 & 17

Recit. (Major-Genera & Frederic)
Chorus (with Solos)

"Then, Frederic, let your escort lion-hearted...
When the foeman bears his steel"
Nos.
18 & 19
Recitative
Trio
(Ruth, Frederic & King)
"Now for the pirates lair!
"When you had left our pirate fold"
  Dialogue  
No. 20 Trio (Ruth, Frederic & King) "Away, away! My heart's on fire!"
Nos.
21 & 22
Recitative & Duet
(Frederic & Mabel)
"All is prepared...
"Stay, Frederic, stay... Ah, leave me not"
No. 23

Recitative (Mabel & Sergeant)

"No, I'll be brave"
  Dialogue  
No. 24 Song (Sergeant) "When a felon's not engaged"
Nos.
25 & 26
Chorus & Solos
Chorus & Solo
(Samuel)
"A rollicking band of Pirates we...
With cat-like tread"
Nos.
27 & 28
Recitative
Song
(Major-General) & Finale
"Hush, hush! Not a word....
Sighing softly to the river"

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