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A great introduction to Gilbert and Sullivan

This was the first Gilbert and Sullivan album I ever listened, and to this day, I prefer many of the versions of their songs on this album to others. John Reed's patter songs are the best I've ever heard. However, the omission of "He is an Englishman" and "I am the captain of the Pinafore" is rather unfortunate.


Formed: December 31, 1879

Genre: Classical

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Representing the vision of British impresario, Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company was launched after Carte split from the Comedy Opera Company in July 1879. In the more than one hundred and twenty years since, the group has continued to build on its standing among the greatest interpreters of operettas by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Managed by Carte until his death in 1901, his widow and long-time assistant, Helen Lenoir assumed leadership until hew own passing...
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