ALFRED CELLIER (1844-1891): Dorothy.
Catalogue Number: 01U029
Description: We just had Cellier’s partnership with W.S. Gilbert a few months ago on Dutton and now we get this rural tale of disguise and romantic scheming from 1886, full of jaunty tunes, lively characters and farcical comedy. Dorothy had the longest run of any 19th-century piece of musical theatre (931 performances), seeing off The Mikado and Ruddigore, and became such a popular hit in its day that the box office profits were able to fund the building of the Lyric Theatre on London’s Shaftsbury Avenue. Libretto available online. Majella Cullagh (soprano), Lucy Vallis (mezzo), Matt Mears (tenor), John Ieuan Jones (baritone), Victorian Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Richard Bonynge.