Savoy Opera Reviews

Welcome to Savoy Opera Reviews

Savoy Opera Reviews was started by Helga J. Perry in the course of research for a Master's degree on Sullivan at the University of Birmingham. It aims to present accurate transcriptions, with full bibliographic details, of published reviews, commentaries, correspondence and news items concerning Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, other works by Gilbert and Sullivan, curtain-raisers and companion pieces to the Savoy Operas. Many of these reviews were first published in journals, magazines and newspapers that are now extremely difficult to obtain.

This site is dedicated to the memory of Bruce I. Miller (1947-2003), whose approach to music in general and G&S scholarship in particular should be an inspiration to all of us.

I want to maintain this unique site as a free resource for students, researchers, performers, and all with an interest in G&S. Please support my site sponsors and advertisers.

Special thanks to:

  • The University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham Public Libraries
  • Boston Public Library, USA
  • The British Library
  • Gloucestershire County Library
  • The New York Public Library, USA
  • The Theatre Museum, London
  • Worcester Public Library, USA

Larry Simons, Jackie Flowers, Louis Silverstein and Kevin Wachs have made some of the transcriptions. Ursula Colville, John F. Delorey and the late Bruce I. Miller have supplied copies of articles.


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