Opera Comique

The Opera Comique was a 19th-century theatre constructed in Westminster, London, between Wych Street and Holywell Street with entrances on the East Strand. It opened in 1870 and was demolished in 1902, to make way for the construction of the Aldwych and Kingsway. It is perhaps best remembered for hosting several of the early Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

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Opera Comique - History - Later Years
... Once D'Oyly Carte left the Opera Comique, the theatre's fortunes declined ... Miss Marie Tempest to the regular stage." Composers whose works were presented at the Opera Comique in this period included Julia Woolf, Meyer Lutz and Victor Roger ... Charles Villiers Stanford's comic opera Shamus O'Brien ran for two months from March to May the same year ...
Richard Temple (bass-baritone) - D'Oyly Carte Years
... of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer at the Opera Comique, produced by Richard D'Oyly Carte ... Temple remained at the Opera Comique where, from October–December 1881, he appeared as King Portico in a revival of W ... Gilbert and Frederic Clay's comic opera Princess Toto ...
George Grossmith - Life and Career - D'Oyly Carte Years
... that he was looking for someone to play the comic title role in his new comic opera, The Sorcerer ... a sketch comedian in the central role of a comic opera, Grossmith was hired ... baritone roles in Gilbert and Sullivan's famous Savoy Operas in London from 1877 to 1889, including the pompous First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter, in H.M.S ...
Trial By Jury - Productions - Production History
10 October while the company took Trial by Jury and other operas on a provincial tour ... this production was transferred to the Opera Comique. 11 October 18 ... December 1875 Opera Comique 13 January 5 ... May 96 ... Trial by Jury was not performed from 13–18 March while Fred Sullivan was ill ...
Alfred Cellier - Biography - D'Oyly Carte Years
... In December 1877 Cellier joined the D'Oyly Carte company as musical director at the Opera Comique in London. 1878—for which he wrote the overture, based on themes from the opera), Trial by Jury (1878), George Grossmith's Cups and Saucers (1878–79), and three of his own one-act works Dora's Dream (1877–78 revival), The ... of Pinafore during which the partners of The Comedy Opera Company attempted to repossess the set, and he was noted for his attempts to calm the audience during the fracas ...

Famous quotes containing the word opera:

    Opera once was an important social instrument—especially in Italy. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story, the same moral dilemmas. They were holding hands in the darkness. That has gone. Now perhaps they are holding hands watching television.
    Luciano Berio (b. 1925)