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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company


Richard D'Oyly Carte was the manager of the Royalty Theatre in Soho, London. He was impressed by the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, and in 1875, he asked them to provide him with a curtain-raiser for Offenbach's "La Perichole". They wrote the one-act operetta "Trial by Jury", which soon became a big hit. He commissioned "The Sorcerer" in 1877, ... See more trivia »
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 2010 Never Let Me Go (performer: "OVERTURE from MIKADO")
 2006 The Good Shepherd (performer: "H.M.S. Pinafore: Act 1: Hail! Men O'War's Men... I'm Called Little Buttercup")
 1994 Prêt-à-Porter (performer: "From 'The Pirates of Penzance'")
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 1939 The Mikado (performers - as The Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company)
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 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #9.5 (1955) ... Themselves

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They performed at the Grand Theatre in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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The Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

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Beginning in 1993, the repertoire was extended to include non-Gilbert and Sullivan works such as Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" and "La Vie Parisienne", and Strauss' "Die Fledermaus". See more »

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