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Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
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Sir Arthur Sullivan
The Society will be holding its first ever virtual meeting exclusively for our members, appropriately enough, on 22 November, the anniversary of Sullivan’s death. Dr. Anne Stanyon will speak on 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
English National Opera presents H. M. S. Pinafore: 29 Oct 7pm; 30 Oct 3pm, 7.30; 6 Nov 3pm, 7.30; 7 Nov 3pm; 12 Nov 7.30; 14 Nov 3pm; 17/18 Nov 7.30; 20 Nov 2pm; 27 Nov 3pm, 7.30; 30 Nov 7.30; 3/6/9/11 Dec 7.30. Musical Director Chris Hopkins, Director Cal McCrystal. Cast includes John Savournin (Corcoran) and Les Dennis (making his operatic debut as Sir Joseph). Tickets£10-£160. https://eno.org/whats-on/hms-pinafore/Read More
The Risingholme Orchestra, Christchurch, New Zealand, presents Wilfred Bendall’s Suite from King Arthur at a date to be confirmed in November 2021; plus some movements of the Irish Symphony. More details as they become available.Read 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