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Carte, Richard D'Oyly

(doi`lē kärt), 1844–1901, English impresario. His choice of presentations did much to raise the level of English musical theater. In 1875 he produced Trial by Jury, the first operetta of Sir William S. GilbertGilbert, Sir William Schwenck,
1836–1911, English playwright and poet. He won fame as the librettist of numerous popular operettas, written in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
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 and Sir Arthur SullivanSullivan, Sir Arthur Seymour,
1842–1900, English composer, famous for a series of brilliant comic operas written in collaboration with the librettist W. S. Gilbert. As a boy he sang in the choir of the Chapel Royal.
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, and he subsequently produced all their other works. In 1881 he built the Savoy Theatre (the first to be lighted electrically), which the operettas made famous. The D'Oyly Carte company, suspended from 1982 to 1988, continues to perform Gilbert and Sullivan's works.

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see Carte, Richard D'OylyCarte, Richard D'Oyly
, 1844–1901, English impresario. His choice of presentations did much to raise the level of English musical theater. In 1875 he produced Trial by Jury, the first operetta of Sir William S.
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I started out in am-dram but auditioned for D'Oyly Carte in '73, in the chorus, and I left them in '79.
The D'Oyly carte monopoly probably had a negative effect in separating the G&S operettas off from the rest of the musical theatre world, with production styles becoming fossilised over several decades.
Nicci spent two years with the D'Oyly Carte doing eight shows a week around the UK.
D'Oyly Carte ensured the Savoy's continued success by employing celebrated Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz as manager, accompanied by chef Auguste Escoffier, and Louise Echenard, a master of wine, as maitre d'hotel.
It took over where the now defunct D'Oyly Carte - which once flirted with a permanent move to Newcastle - left off.
Some of its past members have gone on to professional stardom, including Joseph Osborne Oakley who became leading tenor with the D'Oyly Carte company and later leading tenor with the English National Opera.
For one day only, actors and musicians led by international soprano and former member of the D'Oyly Carte opera company Gillian Humphreys and backed by a full male voice choir, will perform `Love From Ivor - A musical tribute to Ivor Novello.
We've been very lucky to have Christine Palmer as our producer, as she is well-known for her work with national opera group D'Oyly Carte.
It took over where the now defunct D'Oyly Carte ( which once flirted with a permanent move to Newcastle ( left off.
That their partnership lasted so long was only due to the silver-tongued administrations of the impresario Richard ``Oily'' D'Oyly Carte.
The highlight is a rare and important early work by Walter Sickert, which features his sister, Helen Couper-Black, manager of the D'Oyly Carte Theatre Group, collapsed on a sofa with exhaustion.
G&S has been played by bad singers as low-grade panto, and the reason D'Oyly Carte failed in the first place was that it had become an old 78 record going round and round on a turntable.