December 18, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 178 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138486287 - CAT# K349455
Series: Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain
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The first biography of Richard D’Oyly Carte, this is a critical survey of the career of the impresario whose ambitions went beyond the famous partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan. Errors and misconceptions in current literature are challenged and corrected to give a truer portrayal of one of the most influential music theatre promoters in the nineteenth century.
1. Ancestry 2. Apprenticeship 3. The Comedy Opera Company 4. Celebrity Lecture Tours 5. The first Savoy Operas 6. The Savoy Hotel 7. The Royal English Opera House 8. The later Savoy Operas 9. Legacy and Posterity