A rollicking romp through the life of a Hudson's Bay Company fur trader in the 1820's
In the style of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, this libretto uses some of the best known tunes of Sir Arthur Sullivan to set off all-original lyrics of a Canadian love story set at Fort Albany.
Jacob Corrigall The Trader of the Bay, is the direct ancestor of the author. He really did marry the Ojibwe "princess", but not exactly as described in this libretto.
Anyone interested in producing this all-Canadian operetta need only contact the author, in Ottawa.
William (Bill) Coderre (1942-2012) spent his working life as a scientific researcher, manager and marketer, then as a technology transfer specialist, policy maker, science diplomat and corporate developer. In his private life he was a genealogist, cross-country skier, marathoner, singer, dancer and writer of Gilbert and Sullivan topical humour.
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