- an operetta (1882) by Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Examples from the Web for iolanthe
Historical Examples of iolanthe
He replies that Iolanthe is his mother, but cannot convince her.The Standard Light Operas
In Iolanthe he shows a tendency to return to simple lyrical forms.The Russian Opera
"To my mind it lies between 'Patience' and 'Iolanthe,'" said Clarence.The Wishing-Ring Man
The Queen enquires why Iolanthe should have chosen to live at the bottom of a stream.
Then Iolanthe, still hiding her identity, pleads Strephon's cause.