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H.M.S. Pinafore

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Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Librettist:

W.S. Gilbert

Premiere:

Not entered yet.

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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Popular videos from H.M.S. Pinafore

John Reed When I Was A Lad HMSPinaforeavi 3780
When I was a lad
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Thomas Allen Fair moon to thee I sing from HMS Pinafore 128702
Fair moon to thee I sing
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HMS Pinafore Elsie Griffin the hours creep on apace 130943
The hours creep on apace
Elsie Griffin
HMS Pinafore 1930 Sorry her lot who loves too well Elsie Griffin 33424
Sorry her lot
Elsie Griffin

HMS Pinafore 1930 Charles Goulding a maiden fair to see 50376
A maiden fair to see
Charles Goulding
HMS Pinafore 1930 a many years ago Bertha Lewis 129874
A many years ago
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HMS Pinafore 1930 Charles Goulding the nightingale 139985
The nightingale
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All scenes from H.M.S. Pinafore

Arias from H.M.S. Pinafore
Duets 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
7Overture Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
8We sail the ocean blue Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.01

Type: chorusVoice: Language: English

Roles:
9Hail! men-o-wars-men Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
10Aye, Little Buttercup - and well called Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.02-3

Type: spokenVoice: Br cA B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Bill Bobstay/Mrs. Cripps/Dick Deadeye
11But tell me who's the youth Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.02-4

Type: recitativeVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Bill Bobstay
12Ah, my poor lad, you've climbed too high Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.03-3

Type: spokenVoice: Br B-Br TLanguage: English

Roles: Bill Bobstay/Dick Deadeye/Ralph Rackstraw
13My gallant crew, good morning Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran
14Sir, you are sad Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Corcoran
15My child, I grieve to see that you are a prey Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.05-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br SLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Josephine
16Over the bright blue sea Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.06

Type: ensembleVoice: Language: English

Roles:
17I am the monarch of the sea Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.07

Type: ensembleVoice: Br Br MzLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Joseph Porter/Cousin Hebe
18You've a remarkably fine crew Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.08-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br Br T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter/Corcoran/Ralph Rackstraw/Bill Bobstay
19For I hold that on seas Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.09-1

Type: ensembleVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Cousin Hebe
20Ah! Sir Joseph's a true gentleman Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.09-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br T B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Bill Bobstay/Ralph Rackstraw/Dick Deadeye
21A British tar is a soaring soul Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.10-1

Type: trioVoice: T Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw/Bill Bobstay/Bob Becket
22It is useless - Sir Joseph's attentions nauseate me Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.10-2

Type: spokenVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
23Refrain, audacious tar Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.11

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Ralph Rackstraw
24Can I survive this overbearing? Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw
25Messmates a-hoy! come here! Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-2

Type: sceneVoice: T B-Br Mz BrLanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw/Dick Deadeye/Cousin Hebe/Bill Bobstay
26Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-3

Type: ensembleVoice: S Mz T B-Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Cousin Hebe/Ralph Rackstraw/Dick Deadeye/Bill Bobstay
27Forbear, nor carry out the scheme you've plann'd Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-4

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Dick Deadeye
28Let's give three cheers for the sailor's bride Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 1.12-5

Type: finale/ensembleVoice: S Mz cA T Br BLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Cousin Hebe/Mrs. Cripps/Ralph Rackstraw/Bill Bobstay/Bob Becket
29Fair moon to thee I sing Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran
30The hours creep on apace Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine
31A many years ago Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps
32Entr'acte Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
33How sweetly he carols forth his melody Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.01-2

Type: spokenVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Corcoran
34Things are seldom what they seem Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.02-1

Type: duetVoice: cA BrLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Cripps/Corcoran
35Incomprehensible as her utterances are Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.02-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Joseph Porter
36Madam, it has been represented to me Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.03-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br SLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter/Josephine
37Nevermind the why and wherefore Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.04-1

Type: trioVoice: S Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Josephine/Corcoran/Joseph Porter
38Sir Joseph, I cannot express to you Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.04-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br Br B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Joseph Porter/Dick Deadeye
39Kind Captain, I've important information Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.05-1

Type: duetVoice: Br B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Dick Deadeye
40Dick Deadeye - I thank you for your timely warning Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.05-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Dick Deadeye
41Carefully on tiptoe stealing Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.06-1

Type: sceneVoice: B-Br Br S TLanguage: English

Roles: Dick Deadeye/Corcoran/Josephine/Ralph Rackstraw
42Pretty daughter of mine Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.06-2

Type: sceneVoice: Br T S BrLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Ralph Rackstraw/Josephine/Bill Bobstay
43In uttering a reprobation Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.06-3

Type: sceneVoice: Br B-Br Mz BrLanguage: English

Roles: Corcoran/Dick Deadeye/Cousin Hebe/Joseph Porter
44Now, tell me, my fine fellow Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.06-4

Type: spokenVoice: Br T S B-BrLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter/Ralph Rackstraw/Josephine/Dick Deadeye
45Farewell, my own Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.07-1

Type: ensembleVoice: T S Br Mz B-Br Br B cALanguage: English

Roles: Ralph Rackstraw/Josephine/Joseph Porter/Cousin Hebe/Dick Deadeye/Bill Bobstay/Bob Becket/Mrs. Cripps
46My pain and my distress Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.07-2

Type: scene/recitativeVoice: Br cALanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter/Mrs. Cripps
47Then I am to understand Popularity:

Opera: Pinafore, H.M.S.Composer: SullivanAct: 2.08-2

Type: spokenVoice: Br cA S Br TLanguage: English

Roles: Joseph Porter/Mrs. Cripps/Josephine/Corcoran/Ralph Rackstraw
48A Simple Sailor Lowly Born Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: