Richard D'Oyly Carte


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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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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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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).
Sunderland-born Sir Joseph Swan, pioneer of the incandescent light bulb, supplied about 1,200 Swan incandescent lamps, and a year later, the Savoy owner Richard D'Oyly Carte equipped the principal fairies with miniature lighting supplied by the Swan United Electric Lamp Company, for the opening night of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Iolanthe on 25 November 1882.
Richard D'Oyly Carte opened the Savoy Theatre in 1881 to showcase whose works?
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.
Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and nurtured their collaboration.
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.
The original Carl Rosa company produced Sullivan's grand opera Ivanhoe but was barred from the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas by Richard D'Oyly Carte's monopoly.
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.
Anniversaries: 1788; The first daily evening newspaper, The Star and Evening Advertiser, issued in London; 1808: The first duel fought from two hot-air balloons took place above Paris when a M Le Pique was killed; 1841: New Zealand proclaimed a British colony; 1844: Birth of operatic impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte; 1898: Birth of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir; 1951: Festival of Britain opened; 1952: Newcastle United became the first team since 1891 to win two FA Cups in succession by beating Arsenal 1-0; 1968: The first heart transplant was carried out in Britain.
Le Pique was killed; 1841: New Zealand proclaimed a British colony; 1844: Birth of operatic impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte; 1951: Festival of Britain opened; 1952: Newcastle United became the first team since 1891 to win two FA Cups in succession by beating Arsenal 1-0; 1968: The first heart transplant was carried out in Britain.