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Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!The Enduring Phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan$
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Ian Bradley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195328943

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.001.0001

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Virtue Is Triumphant Only in Theatrical Performances: Professional Productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1961–2004

Virtue Is Triumphant Only in Theatrical Performances: Professional Productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1961–2004

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(p.71) Four Virtue Is Triumphant Only in Theatrical Performances: Professional Productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, 1961–2004
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Oh Joy! Oh Rapture!
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Ian Bradley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328943.003.0004

This chapter is not intended to provide an exhaustive catalogue of professional performances of Gilbert and Sullivan since 1961, rather, it offers a decade-by-decade survey of the most significant productions and trends, not just in the United Kingdom and the United States but also in Australasia and Continental Europe. Competitors lost no time in challenging the D'Oyly Carte monopoly in the United Kingdom once the copyright restrictions ended. The complementary approaches of two companies, with Opera della Luna providing a postmodern minimalist and irreverent approach to G & S and Carl Rosa a lavish elegance and big operatic sound, have made the dawning of the 21st century an exciting time for professional G & S performance in Britain. Meanwhile, the year 2003 also saw the first known professional performance of a Savoy opera in central Asia when HMS Pinafore was staged in the opera theatre at Samarkand in Uzbekistan.

Keywords:   Gilbert and Sullivan, United Kingdom, United States, Australasia, Continental Europe, D'Oyly Carte, HMS Pinafore, Savoy opera

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