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Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera is a satire on the aesthetic movement of the 1870s and '80s in England and, more broadly, on fads, superficiality, vanity, hypocrisy and pretentiousness; it also satirizes romantic love, rural simplicity and military bluster. It opened at the Savoy Theater in London in October of 1881. First performed at the Opera Comique, London, on 23 April 1881,Â PatienceÂ moved to the 1,292-seatÂ Savoy TheatreÂ on 10 October 1881, where it was the first theatrical production in the world to be lit entirely by electric light. Henceforth, the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas would be known as the Savoy Operas, and both fans and performers of Gilbert and Sullivan would come to be known as "Savoyards."
Booklet has minor foxing, 1 corner lightly stained with a small hole. Brochure is like new.
Dimensions5.5 x 8.5 in
1881 Gilbert & Sullivan Opera program
Estimate $50 - $75
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Wappingers Falls, NY, USA
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