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Sullivan – The Grand Duke – A comic opera in two acts to a libretto by William Schwenck Gilbert

It’s a brave company that takes on a piece with a reputation as the ‘flop’ of a loved creative partnership with a full staging, albeit with reduced orchestration. The final opera of the G&S canon, The Grand Duke, had an initial 1896 run of only 123 performances, despite some post first night Gilbert-imposed cuts to […]

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