Trial by Jury by W.S. GilbertHalf hour one act musicals (and Im considering the G&S operettas to be musical theatre in most of the ways that matter) are rare. Especially for audiences not composed primarily of children. That said, Trial by Jury is a light piece of work by default. Theres that somewhat Pythonewque dry wit and absurdity, and an almost sketch comedy feel to the preceedings, but little here of the mix of the serious and the deeply silly that characterizes G&S. Then again, it IS only half an hour long.
Gilbert & Sullivan: TRIAL BY JURY (complete) conducted by Daniel Kravetz
Angelina is sueing Edwin for breach of promise, claiming that he has broken his word to marry her. In his own defence, Edwin argues that is unfair to punish him for loving one girl one day and, bored with her, loving another the next. However, the sight of this beautiful girl overcome by emotion and greatly distressed quickly captures the hearts of the 'impartial' jury.
Gilbert & Sullivan Trial by Jury Vocal Score
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Trial by Jury is a comic opera in one act, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. The story concerns a " breach of promise of marriage" lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. Gilbert based the libretto of Trial by Jury on an operetta parody that he had written in The opera premiered more than three years after Gilbert and Sullivan 's only previous collaboration, Thespis , an 72 Christmas season entertainment. In the intervening years, both the author and composer were busy with separate projects. Beginning in , Gilbert tried several times to get the opera produced before the impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte suggested that he collaborate on it with Sullivan. Sullivan was pleased with the piece and promptly wrote the music.
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