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Gondoliers or The King of Baritaria Costume Rentals

a comic operetta set in Venice and a kingdom ruled by a pair of gondoliers
W S Gilbert, book - Arthur Sullivan, music

1889 London

this is another Gilbert and Sullivan spoof on the monarchy vs. 'the people" in Victorian England

Tracy Notes About This Show

One of the few Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with costume changes for the principals, and extra pieces for some of the chorus. We offer appropriate costumes for full productions of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Request a Showplot™ for details.

Plot Synopsis

The Gondoliers (1889) takes place partly in Venice and partly in a kingdom ruled by a pair of twin gondoliers who attempt to remodel the monarchy in a spirit of "republican equality." Gilbert recapitulates a number of his earlier themes, including the satire of class distinctions figuring in many of his earlier librettos. The libretto also reflects Gilbert's fascination with the "Stock Company Act", highlighting the absurd convergence of natural persons and legal entities. (Wiki)