William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan collaborated on 14 operas in the period from 1871 to 1896. The are the following: Gondoliers; Grand Duke; H.M.S. Pinafore; Iolanthe; The Mikado; Pirates of Penzance; Princess Ida; Ruddigore; The Sorcerer; Thespis; Trial by Jury; Utopia, Limited; Yeomen of the Guard; Patience
lmed with them, and carry them with difficulty.)
MAR. and GIU. (their arms full of flowers). O ciel'! O ciel'!
GIRLS. Buon' giorno, cavalieri!
MAR. and GIU. (deprecatingly). Siamo gondolieri.
(To Fia. and Vit.) Signorina, io t' amo!
GIRLS. (deprecatingly). Contadine siamo.
MAR. and GIU. Signorine!
GIRLS (deprecatingly). Contadine!
(Curtseying to Mar. and Giu.) Cavalieri.
MAR. and GIU. (deprecatingly). Gondolieri! Poveri gondolieri!
CHORUS. Buon' giorno, signorine, etc.
DUET--MARCO and GIUSEPPE.
We're called gondolieri, But that's a vagary, It's quite honorary The trade that we ply. For gallantry noted Since we were short-coated, To beauty devoted,