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WEB OPERA

With historic photograhs of productions by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company




Complete sets of the MIDI files and the Karaoke files can be downloaded as single Zip files:

  OVERTURE  

ACT I

No. 1 Opening Chorus "We sail the ocean blue"
No. 2 Recit. & Song (Little Buttercup) "Hail, men-o'-wars-men... I'm called Little Buttercup"
  Dialogue  
Nos.
2a & 3
Recit., Scena & Ballad
(Buttercup & Boatswain; Ralph & Chorus)
"But tell me, who's the youth... The nightingale...
A maiden fair to see"
  Dialogue  
No. 4 Recit. & Song (Captain & Chorus) "My gallant crew, good morning!...
I am the captain of the Pinafore"
No. 4a Recit. (Buttercup & Captain) "Sir, you are sad"
No.5 Song (Josephine) "Sorry her lot who loves to well"
  Dialogue  
Nos.
6 & 7
Barcarolle
Chorus of Sailors
"Over the bright blue sea...
Sir Joseph's Barge is seen"
No. 8 Entrance of Sir Joseph "Now give three cheers"
No. 9 Song (Sir Joseph & Chorus) "When I was a lad"
  Dialogue  
No. 9a Exit for Ladies "For I hold that on the seas"
  Dialogue  
No. 10 Trio & Chorus (Ralph, Boatswain's Mate & Carpenter's Mate) "A British tar is a soaring soul"
  Dialogue  
No. 11 Duet (Josephine & Ralph) "Refrain, audacious tar"
No. 12 Finale Act I "Can I survive this overbearing"

  ENTR'ACTE

ACT II

No. 13 Song (Captain) "Fair moon, to thee I sing"
  Dialogue  
No. 14 Duet (Buttercup & Captain) "Things are seldom what they seem"
  Dialogue  
No. 15 Scena (Josephine) "The hours creep on apace"
  Dialogue  
No. 16 Trio (Josephine, Captain & Sir Joseph) "Never mind the why and wherefore"
  Dialogue  
No. 17 Duet (Captain & Dick Deadeye) "Kind captain, I've important information"
No. 18 Soli & Chorus "Carefully on tiptoe stealing"
  Dialogue  
No. 19 Octette "Farewell, my own"
No. 20 Recit. (Sir Joseph, Buttercup & Chorus)
Legend (Buttercup & Chorus)

"My pain and my distress...
A many years ago."

  Dialogue  
No. 21 Finale "Oh joy, oh rapture unforseen!"

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