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  Gilbert and Sullivan
William Schwenck Gilbert, the son of a retired naval surgeon, was born in London in 1836.
Gilbert subsequently joined the militia, in which he was a member for 20 years.
Upon recieving an inheritance from an aunt, Gilbert indulged his fancy and became a barrister, a venture which was unsuccessful and lasted only a few years, in which time he married the daughter of an army officer.
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 Wikinfo | Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert's plots remain perfect examples of "topsy-turvydom," in which primeval fairies rub elbows with English lords, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy and pirates reconcile with major-generals.
Gilbert's lyrics employ double (and triple) rhyming and punning, and served as the very model for such 20th century Broadway lyricists as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, and Lorenz Hart.
The works of Gilbert and Sullivan are frequently parodied or pastiched; a notable example of this is Tom Lehrer's performance of "I am the very model of a modern major-general", (from the operetta The Pirates of Penzance), with the chemical periodic table of elements set to Sullivan's original music.
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 The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin
Aside from being kidnapped for ransom at the age of two, W.S. Gilbert lived a peaceful childhood as the son of a retired naval surgeon.
Gilbert had shown a proclivity for caustic wit and sarcasm from an early age and it was this talent that put him on the path to greatness.
Gilbert was knighted by Edward VII in 1907 and died in 1911, at age 74, while attempting to save a drowning woman.
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 Gilbert and Sullivan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gilbert's plots remain perfect examples of "topsy-turvydom in which primeval fairies rub elbows with lords gondoliers ascend to the monarchy and reconcile with major generals.
Gilbert's lyrics employ (and triple) rhyming and punning and served the very model for such 20th century lyricists as Cole Porter Ira Gershwin and Lorenz Hart.
Sullivan a classically trained musician who much of his career to religious hymns and grand opera contributed catchy melodies which were also moving.
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 Gilbert & Sullivan Bio-Bibliography
W.S. Gilbert was in many ways a typical Victorian gentleman, yet his satirical absurdities often made his contemporaries uneasy; while Arthur Sullivan rose from a working-class background to become the foremost British composer of the day and the darling of smart society.
Gilbert, of whom it was said, 'He was a very kind-hearted man, but he did not want anyone to know it', was quarrelsome.
Gilbert and Sullivan revolutionized the theatre world, and to this day that world is a happier place because of their innovations.
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 Gilbert and Sullivan
Sullivan was Britain's most promising serious composer, but he was quite willing to compose lighter pieces to cover the expenses of his high-society lifestyle.
In the show, the defendant is a roguish playboy, the pretty plaintiff flirts shamelessly with the all-male jury, and the amoral judge resolves things by marrying the girl himself.
Gilbert and Sullivan were developing a form of British operetta that was quite unlike its continental predecessors.
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 Gilbert and Sullivan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) collaborated on a series of fourteen comic operas in Victorian England between 1871 and 1896.
The Gilbert and Sullivan operas — H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado in particular — shaped the musical theatre of the 20th century.
Gilbert and Sullivan's first major hit was Trial by Jury (1875).
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 Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sullivan also wrote a famous and popular song called “The Lost Chord”, which was on the first phonographic record.
It was lucky that Sullivan was a friend with Frederic Clay, because Clay was the person who first introduced Sullivan to Gilbert.
The last time Gilbert and Sullivan saw each other was a revival of The Gondoliers in 1898, and such was their estrangement that they didn't even speak to each other.
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 Learn - Gilbert and Sullivan - Arizona Opera
Gilbert and Sullivan; often referred to by their initials, GandS, William Schwenck Gilbert and Arthur Seymour Sullivan have left an indelible mark on the world of theater.
After The Gondoliers, Gilbert and Sullivan had another parting of the ways over some of the expenses the Savoy Theater was incurring.
Sullivan's health went into decline at the turn of the century and became addicted to morphine to relieve his pain.
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 Gilbert and Sullivan News
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S song "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" may be one of the most repeated and parodied melodies in musical history.
Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious feminist opera "Princess Ida" opens at the Mayfair Theatre for six performances only on Saturday 28 October.
The mystery comedy is the story of an advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss' mountain lodge for a honeymoon, and calls the local police to investigate her disappearance.
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 G&S Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society is set to stage its latest production.
Gilbert and Sullivan society Annual General Meeting to be held on the 28th of February.
The Cape Town Gilbert & Sullivan Society has been delighting Cape Town theatre-going audiences with its renditions of the works of Messrs Gilbert & Sullivan.
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 Oberlin Gilbert and Sullivan Players Online: About OGASP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
At age two, Sir William Schwenk Gilbert was kidnapped in Italy by brigands and had to be ransomed by his parents.
Immensely popular in their own day and age, Gilbert and Sullivan's works remain a staple of theatrical groups across the world today, enduring numerous interpretations and translations.
The Oberlin Gilbert and Sullivan Players provide an opportunity to learn the basics of theater, both on stage and behind the scenes, in a more relaxed atmosphere than Oberlin's other theater groups.
www.oberlin.edu /stuorg/ogasp/about.html   (482 words)

 Gilbert and Sullivan Webring
Infomation on the activities of the Dee & Alyn Gilbert and Sullivan.
The history of Gilbert and Sullivan especially in relation to Australia and New Zealand.
The Manx Gilbert & Sullivan Society from the Isle of Man in the middle of the Irish Sea.
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 ArtandCulture Artist: Gilbert and Sullivan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The dramatic duo of Victorian London, playwright Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, turned a theatrical corner with the creation of their wildly successful comic operas.
These masterpieces of comic opera sparkle with sublime wit, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s incomparable, instantly recognizable tunes showcase the best of English humor -- highly satiric, dry, and teetering on the absurd.
With opera companies, societies, and performance groups devoted solely to reviving the duo’s works, the lyrical beauty and bonhomie of Gilbert and Sullivan’s charmed collaboration seem destined to enchant audiences for years to come.
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 The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin
During the reign of Queen Victoria, W.S. Gilbert, a clever playwright and poet, and Arthur Sullivan, the most respected English composer of the time, were brought together for the purpose of creating popular music theater.
The effects of this artistic pairing were felt around the world, and both Gilbert and Sullivan were knighted by the throne of England.
Spanning the globe today, Gilbert and Sullivan societies preserve, perform and teach their magnificent (and fun) works of art.
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 Topsy-Turvy (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Plot Outline: After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until they are inspired to do their masterpiece, "The Mikado."; (more) (view trailer)
Many of the scenes which people have called "tacked on" at the end (like the stunning scene between Gilbert and his wife Kitty) are in fact set up in the earlier parts of the film if you pay close attention and are in actuality a natural progression of these relationships.
Even the very last scene when the leading lady sings is there to show us her identification with the song she is singing and therefore an indirect relationship with her lyricist and composer.
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 The Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas
In fact, few if any of the performers in Gilbert and Sullivan's original productions were professional opera singers; some of the chorus members were even outright amateurs.
Though over a century old, the works of Gilbert and Sullivan are as fresh and sparkling today as the day they were written.
Gilbert may have chosen specific aspects of Victorian society for his satire, but his wit is as relevant now as it ever was: "I always voted at my party's call / And I never thought of thinking for myself at all," sings Sir Joseph Porter in
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 Sullivan without Gilbert
This Compact Discoveries hour is devoted to "Sullivan without Gilbert," music that was written by the famous English operetta composer that was not written for any operetta and was not part of any of the famous collaborations with Gilbert.
This hour is devoted to "Sullivan Without Gilbert" - music by Sir Arthur Sullivan that was not written for a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
You have been listening to an hour of "Sullivan Without Gilbert" on Compact Discoveries - music that was written by Sir Arthur Sullivan that was not part of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
www.compactdiscoveries.com /CompactDiscoveriesScripts/42SullivansansGilbert.html   (831 words)

 Amazon.ca: Gilbert And Sullivan: DVD: Gilbert & Sullivan,Maureen Forrester,Brent Carver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I have seen some of the BBC renditions of Gilbert and Sullivan and feel they fall short as their particular humor can only be appreciated on the stage.
Some find these offensive, personally I think they are true to the spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan.
These are emphatically NOT Sullivan's own graceful and apt orchestrations, but rescorings by Stratford Festival music director Berthold Carriere.
www.amazon.ca /Gilbert-Sullivan/dp/1569383456   (1299 words)

 The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
Incorporated on March 4, 1964, the Company is devoted to the promotion and performance of the musical arts and to the presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful operatic oeuvre.
Our 2007 Production will be Gilbert and Sullivan's first full-length smash hit and a perennial favorite: H.M.S. Pinafore, which will be presented once again at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall on March 9-11, 2007.
Our 2006 Production was Gilbert and Sullivan's grandest operetta of them all: the dramatic The Yeomen of the Guard, staged for enthusiastic audiences on March 10-12, 2006, at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall.
gilbertandsullivanoperacompany.org   (347 words)

 Gilbert and Sullivan Archive MIDI Home Page
We have MIDI and MIDI Karaoke files of over 700 songs from the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, other music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and other operetta and light opera composers.
Gilbert and Sullivan MIDI Files — the 14 Gilbert and Sullivan operas
MIDI Files of Other Music —; other operas, much of Sullivan's non-operatic music, and a song by Gilbert's sister, Florence.
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 Gilbert and Sullivan Archive Home Page
Welcome to the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive, which is devoted to the operas and other works of W. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and to other light operas of the late 19
This is the "home" site for all Gilbert and Sullivan related activities on the Internet.
All questions about Gilbert and Sullivan and their operas should be directed to David Stone at dstone4@cox.net.
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 The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh was founded in 1924 to foster the love and appreciation of the works of W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society were the only amateur Edinburgh group to achieve a 4 star review in the 'Local Heroes' season.
Membership of the society is open to anyone with an interest in Gilbert and Sullivan.
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 Gilbert & Sullivan - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive is devoted to the operas and other works of William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, who wrote 14 light operas during...
Home page for MIDI files of songs from the operas in the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive, as well as much other music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and other light...
As seamless as their onstage collaboration was, Gilbert and Sullivan were...
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 Amazon.co.uk: Sullivan - Operettas: Music: Gilbert and Sullivan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Duke of Plaza-Toro's instruction to the heirs to the throne of Barataria to preserve a demeanor "still sufficiently dignified" answers a criticism levelled at this series of Savoy Operas recorded under the direction of Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Lacking dialogue, and using major British singers who never actually performed on stage in Gilbert and Sullivan, the presentation, especially of the first two of the series to appear, was considered too sedate.
Sullivan's music deserves the attention of the major singers such as Richard Lewis in most of the leading tenor roles, and the Australian Elsie Morison in all the leading soprano roles.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sullivan-Operettas-Gilbert/dp/B00005MIZS   (684 words)

 Gilbert and Sullivan Highlights (Adelaide)
In Australia, Dennis Olsen is held in as high esteem as a G and S comedian as, say, John Reed is in the U.K. (Or as Ivan Menzies was to an earlier generation of Australian G and S fans.
Menzies was principal comedian with the J. Williamson Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Co. for all of their Australasian tours between 1931 and 1951.)
In fact Olsen was Reed's understudy, or deputy, during his tenure with the D'Oyly Carte on tour in 1970-71 and was touted to be his successor as principal comedian of the company during this period.
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 Gilbert O'Sullivan - HIMSELF
************************ This website is the culmination of nine years of dedication to the music of Gilbert O Sullivan.
I met some wonderful people along the way.
The chance to speak to Gilbert and to work with him on Rhino Box set have surpassed my wildest dreams.
www.gosullivan.com   (75 words)

 Amazon.com: Gilbert & Sullivan Weekend: Music: Arthur Sullivan,Isidore Godfrey,Malcolm Sargent,Royston Nash,D'Oyly ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance / Kline, Ronstadt, Smith, Routledge, Delacorte Theater (Broadway Theatre Archive) DVD ~ Kevin Kline
If you know of any mother/father who is wanting music for a small baby/child, tell them about Gilbert and Sullivan (and they will enjoy it, too).
I adore Gilbert & Sullivan and D'Oyly Carte is the best, but this particular CD shouldn't be offered for sale.
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