Gondoliers

The Gondoliers

Cast: Eric Shilling, Keith Michell, Francis Egerton, Tom McDonnell

     
 
This disc presents a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Gondoliers. The DVD contains a standard full-frame transfer. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. Thee are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a profile of Gilbert and Sullivan, a booklet

Overview

This disc presents a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Gondoliers. The DVD contains a standard full-frame transfer. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo. Thee are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a profile of Gilbert and Sullivan, a booklet featuring the libretto for the operetta and an introduction by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. This Acorn release is highly recommended to fans of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
UPC:
0054961534395
Original Release:
1982
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:56:00

Special Features

Introduction to the opera by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; Gilbert & Sullivan profile; Song index; Companion booklet featuring the Gondoliers libretto

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction: Fairbanks [3:14]
2. Overture and Credits [1:59]
3. List and Learn, Ye Dainty Roses (Opening Chorus: Contadine) [7:48]
4. We're Called "Gondolieri" (Duet: Marco and Giuseppe) [7:24]
5. From the Sunny Spanish Shore the Duke of Plaza-Tor' (Entrance of Duke, Duchess, Casilda, and Luiz) [6:31]
6. That Celebrated, Cultivated, Underrated Nobleman, the Duke of Plaza-Toro! (Song: Duke) [5:28]
7. There Was a Time... For Ever Gone... Ah, Woe Is Me! (Duet: Casilda and Luiz) [5:02]
8. Of That There Is No Matter of Doubt No Possible Doubt Whatever (Song: Don Alhambra) [3:18]
9. Try We Life-Long, We Can Never Straighten Out Life's Tangled Skein (Quintet: Duke, Duchess, Casilda, Luiz, and Don Alhambra) [3:44]
10. When a Merry Maiden Marries (Song: Tessa) [6:19]
11. Kind Sir, You Cannot Have the Heart Our Lives to Part (Song: Gianetta) [2:59]
12. Oh, 'Tis a Glorious Thing, I Ween, to Be a Regular Royal Queen! (Quartet: Marco, Giuseppe, Gianetta, and Tessa) [3:36]
13. For Everyone Who Feels Inclined, Some Post We Undertake to Find (Duet: Marco and Giuseppe) [2:54]
14. In Yonder Isle Beyond the Sea, Do Not Forget You're Married to Me! (Duet: Gianetta and Tessa) [4:27]
15. Entr'acte: Fairbanks [1:34]
16. Opening Chorus [3:08]
17. Rising Early in the Morning We Proceed to Light the Fire (Song: Giuseppe and Chorus) [3:24]
18. Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes (Song: Marco) [4:32]
19. After Sailing to This Island... We Are All Once More on Dry Land (Duet: Tessa and Gianetta) [2:06]
20. Dance a Cacucha, Fandango, Bolero (Chorus and Dance) [3:45]
21. There Lived a King, as I've Been Told (Song: Don Alhambra) [5:11]
22. In a Contemplative Fashion, and a Tranquil State of Mind (Quartet: Marco, Giuseppe, Gianetta, and Tessa) [5:46]
23. On the Day When I Was Wedded to Your Admirable Sire (Song: Duchess) [3:23]
24. Small Titles and Orders for Mayors and Recorders (Duet: Duke and Duchess) [5:41]
25. I Am a Courtier Grave and Serious Who Is About to Kiss Your Hand (Gavotte: Duke, Duchess, Casilda, Marco, and Giuseppe) [13:07]

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