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Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
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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 New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players present: H.M.S. Pinafore 29 Dec 7.30, 30 Dec 2pm and 7.30, 2 Jan 3pm. The Pirates of Penzance 5/6/7 Jan 7.30, 8 Jan 2pm and 7.30, 9 Jan 3pm. The Gondoliers 7/8 Apr 7.30, 9 Apr 2pm and 7.30, 10 Apr 3pm. Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York. Full details www.nygasp.org.Read More
Oper Wuppertal (Germany) presents Die Piraten in a new translation by Inge Greiffenhagen und Bettina von Leoprechting. Musical Director Johannes Witt, Director Cusch Jung. Opernhaus Wuppertal: 9 Jan 6pm, 13 Jan 7.30, 6 Feb 6pm, 19 Mar, 29 Apr, 14 May, 12/25 Jun 7.30. www.oper-wuppertal.de/oper/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