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The Policeman's Song

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The Pirates of Penzance


Arthur Sullivan




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Major-General's Song from The Pirates of Penzance - live and with lyrics!

Singer: Andrew Shore
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The tongue-twisting I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, performed live during Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, directed by Mike Leigh at English National Opera.

Andrew Shore plays Major General-Stanley, with Joshua Bloom as Pirate King and Claudia Boyle as Mabel in this brand new ENO production by film director Mike Leigh.

See The Pirates of Penzance live at the London Coliseum until 4 July 2015 - book your seat today:
About The Pirates of Penzance:

About The Pirates of Penzance:

With sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes, The Pirates of Penzance is Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera.

A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, it's chock-full of memorable melodies, including the famous tongue-twisting patter song from the Major-General.

This highly-anticipated new staging is directed by directed by BAFTA-award winner Mike Leigh, who makes his operatic debut.

See The Pirates of Penzance live at the London Coliseum until 4 July 2015 - book your seat today:
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Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers: Baritone/Bass

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