Chapter

curtain call A Selection of the Characters in the Story and What Happened to Them Subsequently

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/9780195147698.003.0038
curtain call A Selection of the Characters in the Story and What Happened to Them Subsequently

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter comprises a selection of the characters in the story and what happened to them subsequently. Rutland Barrington had a stroke in January 1919 and was forced to retire from the stage. He died in poverty in May 1922, aged 69. Jessie Bond, who was so often sick and having to miss performances, lived until she was 89. Leonora Braham was the only English soprano to create the leading soprano role in any of the operas from The Sorcerer to The Grand Duke. She died in November 1931, aged 78. Helen Carte had worked unceasingly for the Gilbert and Sullivan operas from almost the beginning of the partnership, before The Sorcerer was produced. She continued to manage the touring company as long as she was able and died in May 1913, at the age of 61.

Keywords: characters; Rutland Barrington; Jessie Bond; Leonora Braham; soprano; The Sorcerer; The Grand Duke; Helen Carte; Gilbert and Sullivan; operas

Chapter.  1708 words. 

Subjects: Popular Music

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.