Photo: Joe Cohn. Click for closeup view For each choral number in the show, begin with the file corresponding to your choral part, which isolates your part against subdued principals and accompaniment. Listen and sing along with the highlighted part until you are confident. Then try the Tutti recording to see if you can hold to your part when all choral parts are sounding together.

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Penley in the role. Hoping to join in on the profits to be made in America from Pinafore, Carte left in June for New York to make arrangements for an "authentic" production there to be rehearsed personally by the author and composer.

He arranged to rent a theatre and auditioned chorus members for the American production of Pinafore and a new Gilbert and Sullivan opera to be premiered in New York, and for tours. They offered the London and touring casts of Pinafore more money to play in their production, and although some choristers accepted their offer, only one principal player, Aeneas Joseph Dymott, accepted. On 31 July, they sent a group of thugs to seize the scenery and props during Act II of the evening performance at the Opera Comique.

The cast went on with the show until someone shouted "Fire! The police arrived to restore order, and the show continued. Pauline Rita was one of a series of Josephines. Gilbert and Sullivan called them "pirated", although the creators did not have any international copyright protection. They made a special effort to claim American rights for their next work after Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance , by giving the official premiere in New York. Ford [n 7] to present, at the Fifth Avenue Theatre , the first authorised American production of Pinafore.

After a reasonably strong first week, audiences quickly fell off, since most New Yorkers had already seen local productions of Pinafore. He said, Damn me!

How Mr. Gilbert could have stooped to write, or Sir Arthur Sullivan could have prostituted his noble art to set to music, such vile trash, it passes my skill to understand". The opera was then given a rest, returning to the touring repertory between and and again for most of the time between and Thereafter, his opera company played frequent seasons of the work and the subsequent Savoy operas until at least


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