Few serious composers have suffered as much as Sir Arthur Sullivan
(1842-1900) from their association with "light music.
William Schwenck Gilbert wrote the words and Arthur Sullivan
composed the music for 14 comic operas produced between 1871 and 1896, most of them at the Savoy Theatre in London.
Sir Arthur Sullivan
, of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, loved to play piano for her and she had her portrait painted by Toulouse Lautrec shortly before the French artist's death in 1901.
PORTHCAWL The Mikado by WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
is presented by Mid Glamorgan Savoyards at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl, at 7.
One thinks of Verdi, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Walton and even Arthur Sullivan
, to name but a few.
Presenting a revised version of his dissertation, Dailey (Five Towns College) examines the grand opera Ivanhoe by Arthur Sullivan
, exploring its place in his career and musical theater of the 1890s.
The light opera composer Sir Arthur Sullivan
wrote "The Lost Chord," to assert himself as a serious composer, lest the silly stuff of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado" and their other works undermine his reputation.
IN THE NAVY: The satirically inclined musical duo of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
might have enjoyed the liberties being taken with their operetta ``H.
O'Dea's name appeared beneath the names of Marshall Field, William Hurley, and Arthur Sullivan
Taken from Sir Malcolm Sargent's complete sets, these overtures prove once and for all that the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan
(lyrics by Sir W.
After the lukewarm reception of Princess Ida in 1885, William Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) and Arthur Sullivan
(Allan Corduner), realise they have to change their style to come up with a hit.
filled the stage with exuberant dancers in bright variations and enchainments, through a wide range of ballet movement to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan
And as the sybaritic Arthur Sullivan
, gay actor Allan Corduner strikes just the right notes.
And Arthur Sullivan
, composer of the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers, kept a sex diary where he noted all the times that he made sweet music.
For the better - or worse - part of a decade, the legendary skirmishes between William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) and Arthur Sullivan
(1842-1900) had been flickering back and forth almost as comically as their Savoy operas.