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

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, playing pioneering performances of the preferred mild operas of the day. alongside the way in which she took half in lots of premieres, together with the 1st creation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer and the 1st permitted American construction of The Mikado . This vibrant lifestyles tale will entice theatre historians, fanatics of the melodrama, burlesque, and the musical stage.

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