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Sir Arthur Sullivan
The Society held its first ever virtual meeting, appropriately enough, on 22 November, the anniversary of Sullivan’s death. Dr. Anne Stanyon‘s talk was entitled Hiding in Plain Sight, or, Seeking the Lost Arthur Sullivan. She says:
Biographies are dangerous things, often falling between hagiography and damnation, inevitably driven by context and the prejudices or sympathies of authorship.
Arthur Sullivan seems to have been the victim of such extremes,Read More
The Merry Opera Company presents further performances of The Mikado: 1 – 12 Feb: Chelsea Theatre, London (multiple performances); 20 Feb (mat & eve): Wetherspoons Opera House, Royal Tunbridge Wells; 1 Mar: Playhouse, Epsom; 3 Mar: Marina, Lowestoft; 5 Mar (mat & eve) Lopping Hall, Loughton; 10 Mar: Chipping Norton Theatre; 25 Mar: Festival Hall, Petersfield.
Staatstheater Nürnberg presents Die Piraten von Penzance. Conductor Guido Johannes Rumstadt, director Christian Brey. Opernhaus Nürnberg, 4 Feb 7.30, 6 Feb 3.30, 19 Feb 7.30, 27 Feb 7pm, 5/12/17/28 Mar 7.30, 5/16 Apr 7.30. www.staatstheater-nuernberg.deRead More
Arthur Sullivan: HADDON HALL (1892); libretto Sydney Grundy. Complete without spoken dialogue. First professional recording.
Ed Lyon (tenor) – John Manners; Henry Waddington (bass-baritone) – Sir George Vernon; Adrian Thompson (tenor) – Oswald; Ben McAteer (baritone) – Rupert Vernon; Donald Maxwell (baritone) – McCrankie; Sarah Tynan (soprano) – Dorothy Vernon; Fiona Kimm ( mezzo-soprano) – Lady Vernon; Angela Simkin (mezzo-soprano) – Dorcas; BBC Singers (chorus master Matthew Morley); BBC Concert Orchestra; John Andrews (conductor).Shop