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A Thing of Shreds and Patches: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1961–1982

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

From its foundation in 1875 until the expiry of copyright on Gilbert's works at the end of 1961, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company had a monopoly on the professional performance of Gilbert and Sullivan ... More


Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Michael Ainger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

“A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan”—with those words, W. S. Gilbert summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan despite the combative nature of their ... More


Masculine in Sex with the Morals of a Methodist: Gilbert and Sullivan Fans

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

Like the sons of Gama Rex in Princess Ida, devotees of Gilbert and Sullivan are, on the whole, masculine in sex. The male bias is particularly evident among what might be called the ‘inner ... More


1900–1905 A Gilbert without a Sullivan

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Popular

The exact circumstances of Arthur Sullivan's dying moments are uncertain. Out of respect to Sullivan, the Savoy Theatre was closed on the evening of his death. Both Richard D'Oyly Carte and Helen ... More


1889–1890 Carpets, Etc.

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Popular

Arthur Sullivan could not agree with William Gilbert about the renewal of carpets and the responsibility of preliminary expenses, but he undertook to arrange a meeting with Richard D'Oyly Carte at ... More


Virtue Is Triumphant Only in Theatrical Performances: Professional Productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1961–2004

Ian Bradley

in Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter is not intended to provide an exhaustive catalogue of professional performances of Gilbert and Sullivan since 1961, rather, it offers a decade-by-decade survey of the most significant ... More


1890–1891 Disentangling the Knot

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Popular

The one thing that William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and Richard D'Oyly Carte would not have bargained for was that their private differences, made public in a court of law, would make them all ill. ... More


1878–1879 Troubled Waters

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Popular

With the firm backing of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte kept the Opera Comique open despite the temporary setback caused by the warm weather. In accounts explaining the ... More


1893–1896 The Grand Duke

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

A meeting was held at Adelphi Terrace, when William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, Richard D'Oyly Carte, and Helen Carte agreed terms for the production of The Grand Duke. Gilbert sold Carte the complete ... More


Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!: The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Ian Bradley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195328943
eISBN:
9780199851256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book explores the world of Gilbert and Sullivan over the last four and a half decades, looking at the way the ‘phenomenon’ they started was passed from generation to generation. Taking as the ... More


1875–1876 In Search of a Manager

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

Trial by Jury was now coming toward the end of its run at the Royalty. Charles Morton called on William Gilbert to tell him that he was taking over as manager of the Opera ... More


1887–1888 “A Fresh Start”

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert and Richard D'Oyly Carte attended a supper and ball given to celebrate the 500th performance of Dorothy. Carte was uneasy at the success of this rival opera, and wrote to Arthur ... More


1877–1878 HMS Pinafore

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert started work on the lyrics for HMS Pinafore on January 10, beginning with the opening chorus, but then spent two days writing his scene of the pantomime. Time had to be given to ... More


1879–1880 America and The Pirates of Penzance

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular

Before he could start out for America, Richard D'Oyly Carte had other concerns to settle, the principal of which was agreeing terms with William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. When Gilbert had learned ... More


1881 The Savoy Theatre

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Popular

Throughout September, preparations were being made for opening the Savoy Theatre and for winding up at the Opera Comique. Richard Barker, disappointed that Richard D'Oyly Carte would not go in with ... More


1881–1882 Iolanthe

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

While Patience ran successfully at the new Savoy Theatre in London, The Sorcerer, Pinafore, and The Pirates were all still alive and being performed by separate companies around the country. In ... More


1877 The Comedy Opera Company and The Sorcerer

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Richard D'Oyly Carte was as ambitious as his list of clients was impressive. He estimated that at that stage of his career he was earning about as much as William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, but he ... More


1883–1884 Princess Ida

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert was ready with the adapted prologue from The Princess, which would become Act One of Princess Ida. That same day all three—Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, and Richard D'Oyly Carte—went ... More


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