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

By Adrienne Simpson

This biography tells the tale of Alice may possibly, a traveling prima donna within the 19th century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the U.S., playing pioneering performances of the preferred mild operas of the day. alongside the best way she took half in lots of premieres, together with the 1st creation of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer and the 1st approved American creation of The Mikado . This vibrant existence tale will attract theatre historians, fanatics of the melodrama, burlesque, and the musical stage.

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