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Operetta Collection

Background imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta Collection: Poster advertising HMS Pinafore

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

Background imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta Collection: La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess

La Poupee by Arthur Sturgess
Promotional postcard for La Poupee, a comic operetta by Arthur Sturgess from the French of Maurice Ordonneau (Theatre de la Gaiete, Paris, 21st October 1896); music Edmond Audran

Background imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta Collection: The Merry Widow by Edward Morton

The Merry Widow by Edward Morton
Promotional postcard for The Merry Widow by Edward Morton from the German of Victor Leon and Leo Stein (Theater an der Wien, Vienna, , 30th December 1905); music Franz Lehar

Background imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta Collection: The Quinlan Opera Company

The Quinlan Opera Company
Promotional postcard for The Quinlan Opera Company. Billed as The Greatest Touring Company Ever Organized. Touring to the Royal Hippodrome, Liverpool, 2nd October 1911 Figures, left to right

Background imageOperetta Collection: Les Filles Jackson et Cie operetta poster

Les Filles Jackson et Cie operetta poster
Poster advertising the operetta " Les Filles Jackson et Cie" composed by J. Clerice, showing a scene with a lady halfway up a ships netting much to the astonishment of more conservative

Background imageOperetta Collection: Poster for The Mikado

Poster for The Mikado, the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta

Background imageOperetta 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 imageOperetta Collection: Lilac Time by Adrian Ross

Lilac Time by Adrian Ross from Das Dreimaederlhaus by A. M. Willner and H. Reichert; music from the melo-dies of Franz Schubert (Raimundttheater, Vienna 15/1/1916)

Background imageOperetta Collection: Racial Type / Lady Tatters

Racial Type / Lady Tatters
LADY TATTERS We know nothing about this romantic light opera except for this splendid Hassall poster : looks as though it might be like My fair lady. Date: 1907

Background imageOperetta Collection: No No Nanette, Theatre Mogador, Paris, France

No No Nanette, Theatre Mogador, Paris, France
No No Nanette, an American operetta in three acts, at the Theatre Mogador, Paris, France. circa 1926

Background imageOperetta Collection: Cartoon, Song and Dance at the Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan

Cartoon, Song and Dance at the Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan
Cartoon, I wonder what they think of it? Song and Dance at the Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan. Date: 1891

Background imageOperetta Collection: Music cover, Iola, The New Dance, Iolanthe

Music cover, Iola, The New Dance, Iolanthe
Music cover, Iola, The New Dance Iolanthe, by Popplewell Royle, inspired by the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan Date: 1891

Background imageOperetta Collection: Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in her dressing room

Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in her dressing room
Hortense Schneider (1833-1920), French soprano, best known for her roles in Offenbach's operettas. Seen here in her dressing room at the Theatre des Varietes. Date: 1867

Background imageOperetta Collection: Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in travelling clothes

Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in travelling clothes
Hortense Schneider (1833-1920), French soprano, best known for her roles in Offenbach's operettas. Seen here in travelling clothes. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageOperetta Collection: Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in evening dress

Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in evening dress
Hortense Schneider (1833-1920), French soprano, best known for her roles in Offenbach's operettas. Seen here in evening dress. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageOperetta Collection: Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in costume

Hortense Schneider, French soprano, in costume
Hortense Schneider (1833-1920), French soprano, best known for her roles in Offenbach's operettas. Seen here in costume in the role of the Grand Duchess of Gerolstein. Date: circa 1867

Background imageOperetta Collection: Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer

Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), German-French composer of operas and operettas. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageOperetta Collection: Anny Ahlers, Actress

Anny Ahlers, Actress
German actress Anny Ahlers (1907-1933) appeared in a production of the operetta The Dubarry at Her Majesty's Theatre this year. Date: circa 1932

Background imageOperetta Collection: Music cover, Piano Selection, film version of The Mikado

Music cover, Piano Selection, film version of The Mikado
Music cover, Piano Selection, arranged by Geoffrey Toye, film version of The Mikado by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Date: 1939

Background imageOperetta Collection: Music cover, The Dubarry Operette in 9 Scenes

Music cover, The Dubarry Operette in 9 Scenes
Music cover, Piano Selection, Stanley Scott presents The Dubarry, Operette in 9 Scenes, by Paul Knepler and J M Welleminsky, English book by Desmond Carter and Rowland Leigh, music by Carl Millocker

Background imageOperetta Collection: Posada, Advertisement, Teatro Infantil, Don Juan Tenorio

Posada, Advertisement, Teatro Infantil, Don Juan Tenorio
Advertisement, Teatro Infantil, Don Juan Tenorio -- a children's toy theatre, featuring the story of Don Juan Tenorio, a version of the legend of Don Juan

Background imageOperetta Collection: LEHAR FIRTH

LEHAR FIRTH
(THE MERRY WIDOW) Actress Elizabeth Firth (as Natalie, wife of Popoff) wears the famous Edwardian "Gainsborough" style hat in Lehar's operetta. Date: 1907

Background imageOperetta Collection: LEHAR WIDOW FIRTH

LEHAR WIDOW FIRTH
(THE MERRY WIDOW) Actress Elizabeth Firth (as Natalie, wife of Popoff) wears the famous Edwardian "Gainsborough" style hat in Lehar's famous operetta. Date: 1907

Background imageOperetta Collection: Lehar Widow Elsie Photo Music Opera Die Lustige

Lehar Widow Elsie Photo Music Opera Die Lustige
lehar, widow, elsie, photo, music, opera, die, lustige, witwe, 1907, merry, actress, lily, sonia, wears, famous, edwardian, "gainsborough", style, hat, operetta, lehar's, woman

Background imageOperetta Collection: Lily Elsie in Lehar's operetta

Lily Elsie in Lehar's operetta
(THE MERRY WIDOW) Actress Lily Elsie (as Sonia) wears the famous Edwardian "Gainsborough" style hat in Lehar's operetta. Date: 1907

Background imageOperetta Collection: The Grand Duchess (of Gerolstein), Savoy Theatre, London

The Grand Duchess (of Gerolstein), Savoy Theatre, London, English version of the operetta by Offenbach, Meilhac and Halevy, words by C H Brookfield, lyrics by Adrian Ross. Date: 1897

Background imageOperetta Collection: Marguerite Namara of the Opera Comique, Paris

Marguerite Namara of the Opera Comique, Paris wearing a creation of her own design (a banana coloured dress and coat), 1925

Background imageOperetta Collection: Two dancers: Virginia Marvin - left - and Barbara

Two dancers: Virginia Marvin - left - and Barbara
Two dancers in 1927: Virginia Marvin (left) had been with Mikhail Mordkin as solo dancer and in the Eastern tour company of the Shubert Operetta My Maryland

Background imageOperetta Collection: Dolls of ballet dancers Rosalie Taglioni and Caroline

Dolls of ballet dancers Rosalie Taglioni and Caroline
The ballerina Mlle. Marie Taglioni doll in peasants cap with gold pins as Rosalie in La Resemblance, and ballerina Mlle. Caroline Brocard doll as Ninetta in The Maid of Palaiseau as dolls dressed by

Background imageOperetta Collection: Marie Montbazon, French actress and singer

Marie Montbazon, French actress and singer
Marie Montbazon as Bettina in La Mascotte, a comic opera by Chivot and Audran, performed at the Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, 1880

Background imageOperetta Collection: Underwing moths, Catocala pacta and Catocala coniuncta

Underwing moths, Catocala pacta and Catocala coniuncta. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup mixes up the children

HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup mixes up the children
HMS Pinafore. Little Buttercup explains that when she was baby-farming (nursing babies while their Papas and Mamas were travelling), she mixed up baby Captain Corcoran and baby Ralph Rackstraw

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Corcoran presents Little Buttercup

HMS Pinafore, Corcoran presents Little Buttercup
HMS Pinafore. Corcoran presented blushing Little Buttercup to Sir Joseph, who gave her sixpence on the spot. Date: 1908

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran marched away

HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran marched away
HMS Pinafore. Captain Corcoran is taken away. A couple of marines marched him off under the command of the smallest midshipman in the ship. Date: 1908

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and Sir Joseph Porter

HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and Sir Joseph Porter
HMS Pinafore. Captain Corcoran is trying to pat himself on the back when Sir Joseph Porter approaches. " What are you trying to do?" said Sir Joseph. Date: 1908

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Dick Deadeye and Captain Corcoran

HMS Pinafore, Dick Deadeye and Captain Corcoran
HMS Pinafore. Captain Corcoran and sailor Dick Deadeye. " Deadeye!" said the Captain, " You here? Don t!" Date: 1908

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup and the captain

HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup and the captain
HMS Pinafore. Little Buttercup and Captain Corcoran. Date: 1908

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, Sir Joseph Porter and Josephine Corcoran

HMS Pinafore, Sir Joseph Porter and Josephine Corcoran
HMS Pinafore. Sir Joseph Porter with Josephine Corcoran at the ships table. Her short and snappish replies to Sir Josephs pretty speeches at dinner. Date: 1908

Background imageOperetta Collection: HMS Pinafore, lunch on board ship

HMS Pinafore, lunch on board ship
HMS Pinafore. Luncheon in the ward-room on board ship (the apartment assigned to the lieutenants on board a man-o -war}. Date: 1908



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