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From "The Illustrated London News"
January 15, 1870
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Ages Ago

W.S. Gilbert & Frederic Clay

November 22, 1869
Royal Gallery of Illustration

An operetta with music by Frederic Clay. This operetta was a great success, making Gilbert the most important playwright at the Gallery of Illustration. Features a picture gallery in an old castle, with ancestors stepping out of the picture frames. This idea was to appear again in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Ruddigore.

Features all of the music from this opera as MIDI files — over 38 minutes of music, with full lyrics and spoken dialogue. Sing-along with this forgotten opera, and discover it for yourself.
Sequenced by Ron Orenstein.

  • Review of the first night at the Royal Gallery of Illustration, from the Penny Illustrated Paper, 27 November 1869
  • Review of the 1881 revival at the St. George's Hall from The Times.
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