Adrienne Simpson's Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna (Forgotten PDF

By Adrienne Simpson

This biography tells the tale of Alice might, a traveling prima donna within the 19th century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the USA, enjoying pioneering performances of the preferred gentle operas of the day. alongside the way in which she took half in lots of premieres, together with the 1st construction of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer and the 1st accredited American construction of The Mikado . This vibrant existence tale will attract theatre historians, lovers of the melodrama, burlesque, and the musical stage.

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