H.M.S. Pinafore

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Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Librettist:

W.S. Gilbert

Premiere:

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Language:

English

Synopsis:

H.M.S. Pinafore Synopsis

Libretto:

H.M.S. Pinafore Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It opened at the Opera Comique in London, England, on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, which was the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time. H.M.S. Pinafore was Gilbert and Sullivan's fourth operatic collaboration and their first international sensation.
The story takes place aboard the British ship H.M.S. Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but Sir Joseph's advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.
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Roles in H.M.S. Pinafore

Sir Joseph Porter Baritone
Captain Corcoran Baritone
Ralph Rackstraw Tenor
Dick Deadeye Bass-Baritone
Bill Bobstay Baritone
Bob Becket Bass
Josephine Soprano
Cousin Hebe Mezzo-Soprano

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Fair moon to thee I sing
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The hours creep on apace
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Sorry her lot
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A maiden fair to see
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All scenes from H.M.S. Pinafore

Arias from H.M.S. Pinafore

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1I am the captain of Pinafore Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran
2When I was a lad Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter
3I am called Little Buttercup Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
4Sorry her lot Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine
5The nightingale Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
6A maiden fair to see Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
7Fair moon to thee I sing Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran
8The hours creep on apace Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine
9A many years ago Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
10A Simple Sailor Lowly Born Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: