RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
To Richard D'Oyly Carte falls the honour of cementing the partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan. As an impresario he succeeded, except in an attempt to launch English grand opera. Born in London on 3 May 1844, his eventual success with G&S encouraged him to build the Savoy Theatre in London's Strand. It opened in 1881 with Patience. He died on 3 April 1901.