Multimedia Collection

The Yeomen of the Guard

115 min
M1500 .S95 Y4 2002 DVD

Opera. Music by Arthur Sullivan. Libretto, W.S. Gilbert.

Surrounded by the battlements of the Tower of London, Phoebe Meryll sits brooding over the coming execution of Colonel Fairfax. Phoebe's father, whose life Fairfax has twice saved, has a plan for disguising Fairfax as a yeoman to help him escape. The plot thickens with the arrival of Jack Point, a professional jester, and his sweetheart Elsie. For legal reasons, Fairfax needs to marry before he dies, and Elsie agrees to be his temporary bride. Eventually, all is suitably resolved, though Jack finds his loss too much to bear. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and starring Joel Grey, Alfred Marks, Elizabeth Gale, David Hillman, Claire Powell and Geoffrey Chard.

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