The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
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1875
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The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company

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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company is a professional light opera company that staged Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas nearly year-round in the UK and sometimes toured in Europe, North America and elsewhere, from the 1870s until 1982. The company was revived for short seasons and tours from 1988 to 2003, and with Scottish Opera it later co-produced two productions.

In 1875, Richard D'Oyly Carte asked the dramatist W. S. Gilbert and the composer Arthur Sullivan to collaborate on a short comic opera to round out an evening's entertainment. When that work, Trial by Jury, became a success, Carte put together a syndicate to produce a full-length Gilbert and Sullivan work, The Sorcerer (1877), followed by H.M.S. Pinafore (1878). After Pinafore became an international sensation, Carte jettisoned his difficult investors and formed a new partnership with Gilbert and Sullivan that became the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. The company produced the succeeding ten Gilbert and Sullivan operas and many other operas and companion pieces, mostly at the Savoy Theatre in London, which Carte built in 1881 for that purpose. The company also mounted tours in Britain, New York and elsewhere, usually running several companies simultaneously. Carte's able assistant, Helen Lenoir, became his wife in 1888 and, after his death in 1901, she ran the company until her own death in 1913. By this time, it had become a year-round Gilbert and Sullivan touring repertory company.

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Dance a Cachucha! (The Gondoliers)
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Dance a Cachucha! (The Gondoliers)
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The Sorceror's Song
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The Sorceror's Song
Arthur Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance (With cat-like tread)
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The Pirates of Penzance (With cat-like tread)
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Three Little Maids From School
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Three Little Maids From School
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When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment
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When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment
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We Sail The Ocean Blue (HMS Pianfore)
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We Sail The Ocean Blue (HMS Pianfore)
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With Cat-Like Tread (The Pirates Of Penzance)
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With Cat-Like Tread (The Pirates Of Penzance)
Arthur Sullivan
When I, good friends (Trial by Jury)
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When I, good friends (Trial by Jury)
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The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring (The Mikado)
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The Flowers That Bloom In The Spring (The Mikado)
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Three Little Maids From School Are We (The Mikado)
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Three Little Maids From School Are We (The Mikado)
John Reed
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
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I am the very model of a modern Major-General
Arthur Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance - 'I am the very model of a modern major General'
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The Pirates of Penzance - 'I am the very model of a modern major General'
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WHEN I, GOOD FRIENDS, WAS CALL'D TO THE BAR (JUDGE'S SONG-TRIAL BY JURY)
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WHEN I, GOOD FRIENDS, WAS CALL'D TO THE BAR (JUDGE'S SONG-TRIAL BY JURY)
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I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General
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I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General
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I Know A Youth Who Loves A Little Maid
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I Know A Youth Who Loves A Little Maid
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So Go To Him And Say To Him
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So Go To Him And Say To Him
Gilbert & Sullivan
We're Called Gondolieri
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We're Called Gondolieri
Jacques Offenbach
Hell Chorus; Galop (Orpheus in the Underworld)
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Hell Chorus; Galop (Orpheus in the Underworld)
William Gilbert
Three Little Maids From School Are We
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Three Little Maids From School Are We
Arthur Sullivan
Iolanthe, Act 2: Finale - Soon as we may
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Iolanthe, Act 2: Finale - Soon as we may
Arthur Sullivan
Iolanthe, Act 1: Loudly let the trumpet bray (Peers)
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Iolanthe, Act 1: Loudly let the trumpet bray (Peers)
Arthur Sullivan
Patience - I cannot tell what this love might be
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Patience - I cannot tell what this love might be
Arthur Sullivan
The Flowers that bloom in the spring from The Mikado
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The Flowers that bloom in the spring from The Mikado
Arthur Sullivan
The nightingale sighed & A maiden fair to see (from HMS Pinafore)
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The nightingale sighed & A maiden fair to see (from HMS Pinafore)
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When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment (Pirates Of Penzance)
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When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment (Pirates Of Penzance)
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THE SUN WHOSE RAYS (THE MIKADO)
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THE SUN WHOSE RAYS (THE MIKADO)
Arthur Sullivan
The flowers that bloom in the spring, from Act 2 of The Mikado or the Town of Titipu
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The flowers that bloom in the spring, from Act 2 of The Mikado or the Town of Titipu
Arthur Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
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The Pirates of Penzance (Overture)
Arthur Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance; Act 1 No 5, 'Climbing over rocky mountain'
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The Pirates of Penzance; Act 1 No 5, 'Climbing over rocky mountain'
Stephen Lynch
It's Your Wedding Day
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It's Your Wedding Day
Arthur Sullivan
The Grand Duke
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The Grand Duke
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My Name Is John Wellington Wells
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My Name Is John Wellington Wells
Arthur Sullivan
The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria - comic opera in 2 acts
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The Gondoliers, or The King of Barataria - comic opera in 2 acts
Arthur Sullivan
When a merry maiden marries (from The Gondoliers)
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When a merry maiden marries (from The Gondoliers)
Arthur Sullivan
Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri - comic opera in 2 acts
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Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri - comic opera in 2 acts
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Maybe
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Maybe
John Dalgeish, The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company & George Maguire
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
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Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

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John Dalgeish
George Maguire
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A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One
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A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One
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