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Performing Yeoman of Guard is a daunting task as the original opera, done by Arthur Sullivan and W.S Gilbert was certainly a masterpiece. Also known as The Merryman and His Maid, Yeoman of Guard is a comic opera which was first witnessed at Savoy Theatre in 1888. Sullivan and Gilbert provided music and libretto respectively. This is one of the fourteen collaborations by the two masterminds. H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, The Grand Duke and Patience are a few among other works.
This particular opera holds the reputation of being one of the most poignant savoy operas. Thus, revolving around a heart-wrenching climax on the protagonists end but with a dash of humor and satire in it. Hence, bringing into the picture Gilbert’s signature style. As far as the music is concerned, the opera proved once again Sullivan’s mettle as a composer. The upcoming endeavor will indeed live up to the high expectations of the audience and critics. Purchase cheap Yeoman of Guard tickets and feel the true essence of a savoy opera.
Many critics were also of the opinion that Yeoman of Guard stood out from Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborations since this time around he used sonata form rather than a pot-pourri form of music. Also, using a larger orchestra with a second bassoon and third trombone. Daily Telegraph praised the music and text in these words: “the treatment of the woodwind compel admiring attention…we have a genuine English Opera, forerunner of many others.” On the other hand, The Times described it as: “It should…be acknowledged that Mr.Gilbert has earnestly endeavored to leave familiar grooves and rise to higher things.” Consequently, having a fresh approach to it paid off for the duo. Moreover, the libretto is evocative of an opera called Maritana by William Vincent Wallace which came out in 1845. Broken Hearts, Gilbert’s own work from the year 1875 is also brought into the limelight through the opera.
With Tower of London in the backdrop, the plot of the opera centers on the Yeoman Warders, the royal bodyguards of the British monarchy. Some of the characters are; Sir Richard Cholmondeley (the lieutenant of the tower), Colonel Fairfax, Sergeant Meryll, Jack Point, Wildfred Shadbolt, first Yeoman, second Yeoman third Yeoman etc. Furthermore, the opera was an instant hit not only in London but also in Australia. After premiering in 1888 in London, the Yeoman of Guard was witnessed in 1889 in Melbourne, Australia. Produced by J.C Williamson, the opera was regularly performed for many years. It turned out to be equally successful in America as well in the 1900s as it was performed by companies like Carl Rosa Opera Company, American Savoyards, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Bronx Opera, and Light Opera of Manhattan. At the Savoy Theatre, the opera has had more than 400 performances.
Some of the songs from the two-act opera are; When jealous torments rack my soul, Tower Warder under orders, Is Life A Boon, A Man who would woo a fair maid, Free from his Fetters Grim, Were I thy Bride. Another aspect comes to the surface regarding its content. The dialogues in particular have had a profound influence on the popular culture. Eventually becoming part of the English language. ‘Short, sharp shock’, ‘let the punishment fit the crime’ and ‘a policeman’s lot is not a happy one’ are some of the lines exemplifying it. Other than that, the opera has influenced television also as it has been seen in 1957 in the series called Hallmark Hall of Fame, directed by George Schaefer and conducted by Franz Allers.
Another production emerged in 1978 which was conducted by David Lloyd Jones with Stanley Doreman and Anthony Besch behind its production and direction respectively. Not only that, the year 1973 also saw one more version of Yeoman of Guard on BBC TV directed by Michael Apted. The sond ‘I have a song to sing, O!’ from act one has been sung by a band called Peter, Paul and Mary in 1969. The above renditions of the opera speak volumes about its importance and impact it has had on people over the past years. See another proof at the forthcoming event by getting Yeoman of Guard tickets.
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