This timeless comic opera by Arthur Sullivan and William Schwenck Gilbert tells the story of a group of English colonists who attempt to create a utopian society on a remote island in the Pacific. With catchy tunes, clever lyrics, and hilarious characters, this opera is a delight for audiences of all ages. This book includes the libretto, sheet music, and fascinating insights into the creative process behind this beloved work of musical theater.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the 'public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.