Richard D'Oyly Carte


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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.

D'Oyly Carte, Richard:

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, 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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First half of the film slowly builds up the atmosphere of 1884 London and the well-heeled men and women of the light-theater world, including producer Richard D'Oyly Carte, who built the Savoy Theater expressly for G&S, and his crisp business manager, Helen Lenoir (Wendy Nottingham).
1901: Richard D'Oyly Carte, English impresario best remembered as the man behind Gilbert and Sullivan and who built the Savoy Theatre to house their works, died.
The audience on this historic opening night were astounded as impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte demonstrated the safety of the incandescent electric lamps by smashing a lighted lamp bulb into a piece of muslin, extinguishing the light but causing no damage.
Their creations were left to the amateurs - who have always loved them - and to the opera company founded in 1878 by their producer, Richard D'Oyly Carte, after the roaring success of HMS Pinafore.
A member of the Savoy group which includes the Berkeley, Claridge's and the Connaught in London, as well as the Savoy theatre, the Savoy was the brainchild of the Gilbert and Sullivan impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte.
Pond had been the American promoter for Arnold's lecture tour of the United States in 1883-84 (Honan 394) when the English impressario Richard D'Oyly Carte had served as Arnold's manager-in-chief; and in spite of the fact that the tour was viewed as something of a disappointment by all concerned, it would appear from Arnold's letter to Pond that Pond was interested in undertaking sole management himself of another tour by Arnold.
Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and nurtured their collaboration.
1901: Richard D'Oyly Carte, best remembered as the man behind Gilbert and Sullivan and who built the Savoy Theatre to house their works, died.
1901: Death of Richard d'Oyly Carte, English impresario best remembered as the man behind Gilbert & Sullivan and who built the Savoy Theatre to house their works.