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August 25, 2016 ~ Today in Music History

• 1879 ~ New York’s Madison Square Garden displayed a real floating ship in a gigantic water tank as Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore, was performed. 325 more words


August 20, 2016 ~ Today in Music History

• 1561 ~ Jacopo Peri, Italian composer
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• 1882 ~ Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” first performed in Moscow.

• 1885 ~ The Mikado, by… 277 more words


Daily Dose: 'When All Night Long A Chap Remains' by Gilbert and Sullivan

Ah yes, the second act bass. Usually only required to perform in a couple, maybe a few songs in the second half of the opera, the player of such a role is normally resigned to being part of the chorus for the first part before magically appearing as if from no-where to play a preciously hidden role, usually with some form of minor conceit in the plot. 192 more words

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Daily Dose: 'Now Wouldn't You Like To Rule The Roast' by Gilbert and Sullivan

On Tuesday, I was in a show at the international Gilbert and Sullivan festival, held in Harrogate, Yorkshire. It was the second of two different shows in three days for me, which goes some way to explaining why I’m only catching up last weeks tracks now. 256 more words

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W.S. Gilbert, H.P. Lovecraft, and Literary Fashions

A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Crowther, the secretary of the W.S. Gilbert society, tweeted:

It's frustrating that the publishers of classic literature are so unamenable to W S Gilbert anthology proposals.

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Yes, Barrington Stage has created the most wonderful "Pirates of Penzance" ever

David Garrison as the MajorGeneral. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Alex Gibson & the Policemen. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Kyle Dean Massey and Scarlett Strallen. Photo by Kevin Sprague. 2,037 more words


"Pirates of Penzance" has fun with words and music from Gilbert & Sullivan

Will Swenson & the pirates ensemble. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

David Garrison is a Modern Major General. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Will Swenson. Photo by Kevin Sprague. 1,188 more words