History Theatre / TheGondoliers

19th Mar '17 1:51:49 PM birdlianne
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Oh, and also both of the gondolier's sons (now gondoliers themselves) are Republican. And married, though now one of them was betrothed at birth to a Spanish Duchess. The gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, are (understandably) upset that they might now have to leave their wives, whom they'd married only that morning, for a duchess they don't know. The duchess, conversely, is upset that she will have to marry someone other than her beloved Luis, who is her father's lowly private drummer. As a compromise, the Don Alhambra allows both gondoliers to travel to Barataria and rule together. HilarityEnsues.

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Oh, and also both of the gondolier's sons (now gondoliers themselves) are Republican. And married, though now one of them was betrothed at birth to a Spanish Duchess. The gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, are (understandably) upset that they might now have to leave their wives, whom they'd married only that morning, for a duchess they don't know. The duchess, conversely, likewise, is upset that she will have to marry someone other than her beloved Luis, who is her father's lowly private drummer. As a compromise, the Don Alhambra allows both gondoliers to travel to Barataria and rule together. HilarityEnsues.



* FinalLoveDuet: The finale, where everyone rejoices that they can remain with their loves.



* SwitchedAtBirth: [[spoiler: Luis and Inez's own son]]

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* SwitchedAtBirth: [[spoiler: Luis and Inez's own son]]
1st Mar '17 7:55:56 PM birdlianne
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Oh, and also both of the gondolier's sons (now gondoliers themselves) are Republican. And married, though now one of them was betrothed at birth to a Spanish Duchess. The gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, are (understandably) upset that they might now have to lose their wives, whom they'd married only that morning, for a duchess they don't know. The duchess, conversely, is upset that she will have to marry someone other than her beloved Luis, who is her father's lowly private drummer. As a compromise, the Don Alhambra allows both gondoliers to travel to Barataria and rule together. HilarityEnsues.

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Oh, and also both of the gondolier's sons (now gondoliers themselves) are Republican. And married, though now one of them was betrothed at birth to a Spanish Duchess. The gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, are (understandably) upset that they might now have to lose leave their wives, whom they'd married only that morning, for a duchess they don't know. The duchess, conversely, is upset that she will have to marry someone other than her beloved Luis, who is her father's lowly private drummer. As a compromise, the Don Alhambra allows both gondoliers to travel to Barataria and rule together. HilarityEnsues.
1st Mar '17 7:54:32 PM birdlianne
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* {{Melodrama}}: Parodied.
1st Mar '17 7:53:35 PM birdlianne
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* AllThereInTheScript: Most of the gondoliers and contadine (such as Antonio, Fiametta, Vittoria, Francesco, and Giorgio) only have names in the Dramatis Personae.

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* AllThereInTheScript: Most of the gondoliers and contadine (such as Antonio, Fiametta, Vittoria, Francesco, and Giorgio) only have names in the Dramatis Personae.DramatisPersonae.
1st Mar '17 4:49:26 PM birdlianne
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* CrowdSong: Of course.

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* CounterpointDuet: This isn't necessarily a duet, but it's definitely in counterpoints: "In A Contemplative Fashion".
* CrowdSong: Of course.There are a few of these.


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* FinalLoveDuet: The finale, where everyone rejoices that they can remain with their loves.


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* MedleyOverture: As per usual in a Savoy Opera.
1st Mar '17 11:25:12 AM birdlianne
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* Melodrama: The whole thing is a huge parody of one.
1st Mar '17 11:24:00 AM birdlianne
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Most of the contadine are in love with Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri, both at once, while the gondoliers themselves pine for the contadine

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Most of the contadine are in love with Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri, both at once, while the gondoliers themselves pine for the contadinecontadine.


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* Melodrama: The whole thing is a huge parody of one.
1st Mar '17 11:22:49 AM birdlianne
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The Gondoliers (or, The King of Barataria) is an operetta by the indomitable duo Gilbert and Sullivan. It was the last attempt at a comic opera before their legendary split (or, well, one of their legendary splits) and is notable for having perhaps the largest cast of any of their operettas. It was the last of their collaborations to be really successful.

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The Gondoliers (or, The King of Barataria) is an operetta by the indomitable duo Gilbert and Sullivan.GilbertAndSullivan. It was the last attempt at a comic opera before their legendary split (or, well, one of their legendary splits) and is notable for having perhaps the largest cast of any of their operettas. It was the last of their collaborations to be really successful.
1st Mar '17 11:19:19 AM birdlianne
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* IfIWereARichMan: Then One Of Us Will Be A Queen is mostly the Gianetta and Tessa wondering what it'd be like to, you know, be a queen. Marco and Giuseppe also sing a lovely song about how, when they're kings, they will make everyone equal.

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* IfIWereARichMan: Then One Of Us Will Be A Queen is mostly the Gianetta and Tessa wondering what it'd be like to, you know, be a queen. Marco and Giuseppe also sing a lovely song about how, when they're kings, they will make everyone equal.
1st Mar '17 9:20:17 AM Bissek
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* MilesGloriousus: Parodied by the Duke of Plaza-Toro, who gets a song where people praise his cowardice.

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* MilesGloriousus: MilesGloriosus: Parodied by the Duke of Plaza-Toro, who gets a song where people praise his cowardice.
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