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On Thursday, June 19, 1890, The Times announced:

Sir Arthur Sullivan is passing the summer at Weybridge in order to devote his time entirely to the score of his new opera, of which the libretto, founded on Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe,” has been written by Mr. Julian Sturgiss (sic). Mr. Ben Davies will sustain the title rôle, and Mr. Oudin will play the Templar, the music for which part is being specially composed for him. It is hoped that the work will be produced during the month of November at Mr. D’Oyly Carte’s new theatre.

Ivanhoe, Sullivan's only Grand Opera, with libretto by Julian Sturgis, eventually opened at Carte's new theatre, The Royal English Opera House, on 31 January, 1891.

  • Ivanhoe Website Written by Chris Goddard as part of his Bachelor of Music Degree at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

Thanks to Tyson Vick for providing the title image for this opera.

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