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Alice May : Gilbert and Sullivan's first prima donna

Author: Adrienne Simpson
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Forgotten stars of the musical theatre.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alice May created the role of the heroine, Aline, in Gilbert and Sullivan's first successful full-length operetta, The Sorcerer. It is for this brief association with one of the musical stage's most famous partnerships that her name is tenuously remembered today. But there was much more to Alice's career than The Sorcerer. During the 1870s and '80s she played leading roles in dozens of comic operas. She sang in a  Read more...
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Named Person: Alice May; Alice May; Alice May
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne Simpson
ISBN: 0415937507 9780415937504 9781138966482 1138966487 9780203492574 0203492579
OCLC Number: 51631291
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xv, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The mysterious Miss May --
Green girl in a golden land --
New directions, new roles --
Toast of the Antipodes --
Indian adventure --
Crowned with success --
Working for D'Oyly Carte --
Ally Pally to the Alhambra --
Prima donna in the provinces --
Starting afresh in America --
Playing the Casino --
"A perfect Katisha" --
Downward spiral.
Series Title: Forgotten stars of the musical theatre.
Responsibility: Adrienne Simpson.
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The story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the 19th century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light  Read more...

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