Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

1st Edition

Adrienne Simpson

Routledge
Published January 20, 2016
Reference - 224 Pages - 20 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138966482 - CAT# Y207827
Series: Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre

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Summary

This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres, including the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer and the first authorised American production of The Mikado . This colourful life story will appeal to theatre historians, fans of the melodrama, burlesque, and the musical stage.

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