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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


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


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


Amateur Tenors Sing Choruses in Public: The World of Amateur Performance

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/9780195328943.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

Amateur performances are the backbone and bedrock of Gilbert and Sullivan's enduring popularity. They have been around for a long time — the first performance took place on April 30, 1879, when the ... More


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