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Gilbert and SullivanA Dual Biography$
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Michael Ainger

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195147698

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.001.0001

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1887–1888 “A Fresh Start”

1887–1888 “A Fresh Start”

(p.262) CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE 1887–1888 “A Fresh Start”
Gilbert and Sullivan

Michael Ainger

Oxford University Press

William Gilbert and Richard D'Oyly Carte attended a supper and ball given to celebrate the 500th performance of Dorothy. Carte was uneasy at the success of this rival opera, and wrote to Arthur Sullivan on February 13. The two men had already discussed Carte's plans for the future, and it had been agreed that Sullivan would write to Gilbert giving his own views on Carte's idea of building a new theater, of putting the new opera on there, disbanding the old Savoy company, and “making a fresh start.” From Carte's point of view the matter was urgent. He had to let the Savoy or sell it, otherwise his scheme for a new theater would fail. Carte knew he would not be able to convince Gilbert, but hoped that Sullivan would succeed.

Keywords:   William Gilbert, Richard D'Oyly Carte, Dorothy, opera, Arthur Sullivan, theater, Savoy

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