Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHlNSON
OWEN BRYNGWYN (Baritone)
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD was the Gilbert and Sullivan opera which followed
Ruddigore; it made its appearance in October, 1888, as the eleventh in the long series of their comic operas. Both author and composer regarded it as the best work of the whole series, and it certainly stands out as distinct from the others in more than one way. The libretto deserts for once the typical whimsical humour for which wo have had to ndd to the language the word ' Gilbertian,' and the music is also on rather more serious lines, lyrically und dramatically. In its own way the opera has always made as strong. an appeal as the more light-hearted onos, and, even to those who have not been lucky enough to hear it in its stage form, much of the tuneful music is familiar in the form of selections.
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