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1875–1876 In Search of a Manager

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195147698
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849437 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0010
1875–1876 In Search of a Manager

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Trial by Jury was now coming toward the end of its run at the Royalty. Charles Morton called on William Gilbert to tell him that he was taking over as manager of the Opera Comique after Christmas, and that he wanted to know their terms for “Trial by Jury” for 50 or 60 nights there. Selina Dolaro's season at the Royalty ended on December 18, by which time Trial by Jury had completed 131 performances, and Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan had settled with Morton to put the piece on at the Opera Comique in January 1876. Rupert D'Oyly Carte had missed out again: his plans for a revival of Thespis had fallen through because of a lack of funding, and now his mind turned to commissioning a new piece from Gilbert and Sullivan.

Keywords: Trial by Jury; Charles Morton; William Gilbert; manager; Opera Comique; Arthur Sullivan; Rupert D'Oyly Carte; Thespis

Chapter.  5038 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Popular Music

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