Saturday, September 05, 2009

Daisy and Iolanthe

Daisy might be the only kindergartner in town obsessed with Iolanthe, a comic operetta in which a band of fairies takes on the English aristocracy, providing much occasion for political satire.

Fairies, check. Very high singing, check. House of Lords lampooned, check. Gilbert and Sullivan so knew their way to a little girl's heart!

10 comments:

Anne said...

I was abour 7 when I discovered the Mikado. Sang along with it constantly. G & S is good for little girls.

At Daisy's age it was Carmen for me. My MOther was concerned when I sang everything I spoke. No worries.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I can just see her becoming a famous coloratura soprano in about twenty years. :)

Linda said...

This is going to date me terribly - but for me it was Shirley Temple reruns and Mickey Mouse Club - not to mention Pollyanna.
She is a little girl after my own heart.

Mrs. Farrah Ginter said...

What an imagination! Congratulations on raising your children to explore new things.

Anonymous said...

My son loved the musical Oklahoma! when he was Daisy's age. I wish I had taped him singing it. It was adorable.

tom said...

Hello from Mongolia!

Yes, we have lived & worked here in the western countryside of Mongolia for the Gospel for the past 17 years. My youngest daughter, Ahnya, is 11 and I would like to introduce her to some different types of music. Is Daisy just listening to Iolanthe, or do you have a dvd? Either way, can you make a recommendation? I notice that there are a number of productions to choose from....

Thanks so much....have a great week!

Lisa

Tosontsengel, Mongolia
(you seem to have a curious household - perhaps someone would like to look this up!) :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, is there a DVD of "Iolanthe" that you recommend? My children have enjoyed the Kevin Kline/Central Park "Pirates of Penzance" DVD that you mentioned.

Thank you! Mary Brooke
My husband and I enjoyed reading your "vocations" post from a year ago. The picture of Felix with the birders from around that time = so cute.

Anna said...

Yes, there is a PBS/BBC production available on DVD (I think we got our through Amazon a while back). And the music is also available on itunes. Have fun!

Sarah said...

Ahh, a child after my own heart. I didn't hear my first G&S until I was 11 or so, but loved it from the start.

she who must be obeyed said...

don't you love homeschooling! My oldest daughter (8) has a new fairy skirt (sewn for the about to be 5 year old's bday party this Saturday) and I cannot tell you how I grinned listening to her prance about saying "I am Titania -where is a my fair Oberon?"

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