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Written by W. S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
A Full Hour of Musicand
All of the Lyrics and Dialogue
This satire on Victorian melodrama has a high esteem among dedicated lovers of Gilbert and Sullivan operas. But from the earliest performances its popularity among the wider public of suffered through comparison with its wildly successful immediate predecessor, The Mikado. As a result there are few opportunities to see professional productions today, but we hope this Web Opera will convince you that in Ruddigore, Gilbert and Sullivan produced another fine piece of theatre.
The MIDI files were sequenced by Paul Howarth from Noteworthy files prepared by Colin Johnson. There is also a MIDI file of the Overture arranged by Geoffrey Toye for the 1920 revival of the opera sequenced by George Pollen. If you would like to have them all to play at any time, you can download them in a zipped file (129K).
Chorus of Officers, Ancestors, Villagers, and Professional Bridesmaids
ACT I. — The Fishing Village of Rederring, in Cornwall.
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