Old Travel Blog Photograph Opera Society Pitlochry Perthshire Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of the Opera Society in Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Performers are dressed for The Yeomen of the Guard; or, The Merryman and His Maid, which is a Savoy Opera, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera is set in the Tower of London, during the 16th century, and is the darkest, and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the Savoy Operas, ending with a broken hearted main character and two very reluctant engagements, rather than the usual numerous marriages. The libretto does contain considerable humour, including a lot of pun laden one liners, but Gilbert's trademark satire and topsy-turvy plot complications are subdued in comparison with the other Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The dialogue, though in prose, is quasi Shakespearian, or early modern English, in style.

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