Definition of The Gondoliers from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

The Gondoliers

 
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a comic opera (1889) by Gilbert and Sullivan. It is set in Venice, Italy, where a gondolier (= a person who takes people on a boat through the canals of Venice) is believed to be the prince of an imaginary country. A local aristocrat wants his daughter to marry the prince, but she loves a servant called Luiz. In the end, it is discovered that Luiz is the real prince.