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Sullivan Collection

"Sullivan: The Melodic Maestro of Gilbert & Sullivan Operas" Step into the enchanting world of Gilbert and Sullivan operas, where wit, humor

Background imageSullivan Collection: Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir
D Oyly Cartes Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Souvenir Programme, Princes Theatre, London, 29 September 1919 - 31 January 1920, showing a large cast of characters from the operettas. 1919-1920

Background imageSullivan Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S

GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan
GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of " H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan

Background imageSullivan Collection: Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster

Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster
Poster for the Gilbert and Sullivan production The Gondoliers. W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan worked together to create fourteen operas between 1871 and 1896

Background imageSullivan Collection: Ws Gilbert / Vanity Fair

Ws Gilbert / Vanity Fair
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright and collaborator with Sullivan

Background imageSullivan Collection: Poster advertising HMS Pinafore

Poster advertising HMS Pinafore, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. 20th century

Background imageSullivan Collection: Sullivan / Vanity Fair

Sullivan / Vanity Fair
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN Musician, noted for his collaboration with Gilbert on a series of operettas

Background imageSullivan Collection: Poster advertising the D Oyly Carte Opera Company

Poster advertising the D Oyly Carte Opera Company, famous for its Gilbert and Sullivan operetta productions. Pictured are scenes from The Gondoliers, The Mikado and The Yeomen of the Guard

Background imageSullivan Collection: Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth was a town of many wonders in 1911. One of them was the possession of five fully licensed houses standing next to each other

Background imageSullivan Collection: Pinafore / Programme 1

Pinafore / Programme 1
Cover of the programme for the original production, incorporating portraits of Mr Gilbert and Mr Sullivan, also Mr D Oyly Carte

Background imageSullivan Collection: Mikado / Music Sheet 2

Mikado / Music Sheet 2
featuring the Mikado in person

Background imageSullivan Collection: The Yeoman of the Guard by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Yeoman of the Guard by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert; music Arthur Sullivan. First produced Savoy Theatre, 3rd October 1888

Background imageSullivan Collection: KILRAIN VS. SULLIVAN, 1889. John L. Sullivan knocks out Jake Kilrain in the last round of

KILRAIN VS. SULLIVAN, 1889. John L. Sullivan knocks out Jake Kilrain in the last round of the 75-round contest at Richburg, Mississippi, on 8 July 1889, Sullivans last bare-knuckle fight

Background imageSullivan Collection: Mikado / Music Sheet

Mikado / Music Sheet
Three little maids from school Date: first produced 1885

Background imageSullivan Collection: Walter Passmore / Iolanthe

Walter Passmore / Iolanthe
WALTER PASSMORE Comic actor and singer, best known for his Gilbert & Sullivan roles, seen here in Iolanthe

Background imageSullivan Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageSullivan Collection: The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for the Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, first produced Savoy Theatre, 14th March 1885 Date: circa 1885

Background imageSullivan Collection: The Mikado at the Savoy

The Mikado at the Savoy
Sketches from The Mikado at the Savoy Theatre in London: The Mikado (Mr R. Temple), Nanki-Pooh (Mr Durward Lely), Katisha (Miss Brandram), Pooh-Bah (Mr R)

Background imageSullivan Collection: Programme design, Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida

Programme design, Gilbert & Sullivan, Princess Ida, Savoy Theatre, London. A respectful operatic perversion of Tennysons " Princess" in Three Acts. circa 1880s

Background imageSullivan Collection: Cincinnati Federal Theatre presents Pirates of Penzance a Gi

Cincinnati Federal Theatre presents Pirates of Penzance a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of The Pirates of Penzance at Emery, Walnut & Parkway

Background imageSullivan Collection: D Oyly Cartes Opera Co. in Utopia, limited Gilbert & Sulliv

D Oyly Cartes Opera Co. in Utopia, limited Gilbert & Sullivans new opera. Date c1894

Background imageSullivan Collection: Ws Gilbert / Eglington

Ws Gilbert / Eglington
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright and collaborator with Sullivan

Background imageSullivan Collection: Mrs Sullivan of Covent Garden Market

Mrs Sullivan of Covent Garden Market
Mrs Sullivan, or Auntie of the Garden, a famous character in Covent Garden Market who earned her living from looking after the carters whips

Background imageSullivan Collection: R D oyly Carte / Van Fair

R D oyly Carte / Van Fair
RICHARD D OYLY CARTE English impresario, producer of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas

Background imageSullivan Collection: Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster

Gilbert and Sullivan theatre poster
Poster for the Gilbert and Sullivan production The Pirates of Penzance. W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan worked together to create fourteen operas between 1871 and 1896

Background imageSullivan Collection: Ws Gilbert / Sambourne

Ws Gilbert / Sambourne
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright and collaborator with Sullivan, satirised for his love of the sea and sailing

Background imageSullivan Collection: Sullivan / Sambourne

Sullivan / Sambourne
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN Musician, noted for his collaboration with Gilbert on a series of operettas

Background imageSullivan Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageSullivan Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN. Sir Arthur Sullivan (left) and Sir William Schwenck Gilbert: caricature

GILBERT & SULLIVAN. Sir Arthur Sullivan (left) and Sir William Schwenck Gilbert: caricature, 1881, on the occasion of Patience

Background imageSullivan Collection: Design for Gilbert and Sullivan, A Dream of Patience

Design for Gilbert and Sullivan, A Dream of Patience
Design by Alice Mary Havers for Gilbert and Sullivan, Savoy Operas, A Dream of Patience. circa 1880s

Background imageSullivan Collection: BEATLES AND ED SULLIVAN. The Beatles photographed on the set of The Ed Sullivan Show on 9

BEATLES AND ED SULLIVAN. The Beatles photographed on the set of The Ed Sullivan Show on 9 February, 1964. From left: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Ed Sullivan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Background imageSullivan Collection: Rev Gilbert White at his sundial

Rev Gilbert White at his sundial
The Rev Gilbert White at his sundial - the right time by the sun Date: 18th century

Background imageSullivan Collection: HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and crew

HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and crew
HMS Pinafore. Captain Corcoran and crew of the ship. My gallant crew, good morning! Date: 1908

Background imageSullivan Collection: Congregation Ahavath Israel, Sullivan County, NY State, USA

Congregation Ahavath Israel, Sullivan County, NY State, USA
Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Liberty, Sullivan County, NY State, USA. On the back of the postcard are details of a Loyalty Dinner at Stiers Hotel, Ferndale, NY State. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSullivan Collection: SULLIVAN VS. KILRAIN, 1889. The open-air championship match between John L. Sullivan

SULLIVAN VS. KILRAIN, 1889. The open-air championship match between John L. Sullivan (The Boston Strong Boy) and Jake Kilrain at Richburg, Mississippi, 8 July 1889

Background imageSullivan Collection: D OYLY CARTE POSTER, c1894. Poster for Gilbert & Sullivans Utopia, Limited

D OYLY CARTE POSTER, c1894. Poster for Gilbert & Sullivans Utopia, Limited, as performed by D Oyly Cartes Opera Company. Lithograph poster, c1894

Background imageSullivan Collection: High Street and Sullivan School, Holywood, County Down

High Street and Sullivan School, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland Date: circa 1904

Background imageSullivan Collection: Champion pugilists of the world, presented by the Liston Beef Company of Chicago. John L

Champion pugilists of the world, presented by the Liston Beef Company of Chicago. John L
BOXING: AMERICAN CHAMPIONS. Champion pugilists of the world, presented by the Liston Beef Company of Chicago. John L. Sullivans portrait is to the left of the text. Lithograph, 1885

Background imageSullivan Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN: MIKADO. Sketches from The Mikado, Gilbert

GILBERT & SULLIVAN: MIKADO. Sketches from The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivans new comic opera at the Savoy Theatre in London. Line engraving from an English newspaper of 1885

Background imageSullivan Collection: CORBETT & SULLIVAN, 1892. James J. ( Gentleman Jim ) Corbett (right) shakes hands with John L

CORBETT & SULLIVAN, 1892. James J. ( Gentleman Jim ) Corbett (right) shakes hands with John L. Sullivan at the beginning of their championship fight in New Orleans, 7 September 1892

Background imageSullivan Collection: JOHN L. SULLIVAN (1858-1918). American heavyweight pugilist. Lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1883

JOHN L. SULLIVAN (1858-1918). American heavyweight pugilist. Lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1883

Background imageSullivan Collection: Poster for The Mikado

Poster for The Mikado, the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta

Background imageSullivan Collection: George Grossmith / 1895

George Grossmith / 1895
GEORGE GROSSMITH (SNR) English actor, associated with the Gilbert & Sullivan operas

Background imageSullivan Collection: Poster, Gilbert and Sullivans operetta, Patience

Poster, Gilbert and Sullivans operetta, Patience
Theatre poster, Gilbert and Sullivans comic operetta, Patience, showing the title character, a dairymaid

Background imageSullivan Collection: Aerial view, Agloe Lodge, Sullivan County, NY State, USA

Aerial view, Agloe Lodge, Sullivan County, NY State, USA
Aerial view, Agloe Lodge on the Beaverkill, Sullivan County, New York State, USA. circa 1928

Background imageSullivan Collection: ED SULLIVAN (1902-1974). Edward Vincent Sullivan. American newspaper columnist and entertainer

ED SULLIVAN (1902-1974). Edward Vincent Sullivan. American newspaper columnist and entertainer. Kissing a puppet, The Italian Mouse, on The Ed Sullivan Show. Photograph, 1966

Background imageSullivan Collection: American pugilist. Photograph, n. d

American pugilist. Photograph, n. d
JOHN L. SULLIVAN (1858-1918). American pugilist. Photograph, n.d

Background imageSullivan Collection: Ws GILBERT (1836-1911)

Ws GILBERT (1836-1911)
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright. Began collaboration with Arthur Sullivan (Gilbert writing the librettos, Sullivan the music) on highly popular comic operas

Background imageSullivan Collection: G&s / Pirates, India 3

G&s / Pirates, India 3
Young Frederic is reminded of his duty at pistol-point by the Pirate King and Ruth in an amateur production by the British community at Simla, India



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"Sullivan: The Melodic Maestro of Gilbert & Sullivan Operas" Step into the enchanting world of Gilbert and Sullivan operas, where wit, humor, and beautiful melodies intertwine. Sullivan, the musical genius behind these timeless masterpieces, captivated audiences with his compositions that brought to life characters like no other. The D'Oyly Carte Souvenir is a treasured memento from those magical performances. It serves as a reminder of the unforgettable moments spent immersed in the whimsical tales crafted by Gilbert's pen and set to music by Sullivan's brilliant mind. In 1878, "H. M. S. Pinafore" made its grand debut on stage, captivating theatergoers with its hilarious storyline and catchy tunes. The poster advertising this groundbreaking production transports us back to that momentous occasion when audiences first fell in love with Gilbert and Sullivan's collaboration. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company further solidified their legacy as they continued to bring these beloved works to life for generations to come. Their dedication ensured that each performance was an extraordinary experience for all who had the privilege of attending. Not only did W. S. Gilbert contribute his literary prowess but also graced Vanity Fair's pages—a testament to his influence on British culture during this era. His partnership with Arthur Sullivan resulted in countless theatrical triumphs that have stood the test of time. Portsmouth, Hampshire became synonymous with five adjacent pubs—an ode to the popularity of these operatic gems within local communities. Patrons would gather after performances at these establishments, discussing their favorite scenes while reveling in post-show euphoria. "The Mikado, " another jewel in their crown, showcased both Gilbert and Sullivan at their creative peak. Its music sheet stands as a testament to how intricately woven each note was into this masterpiece—every melody resonating deep within our souls even today. Sullivan himself found recognition beyond just his musical contributions.