Classical Music Month~ September 16

Poppy and Her Trainer/Newmarket by John Hassall

Poster advertising a production of Newmarket, a racing comedy with music by F. Taylor and E. B. Jones performed by Alexander Loftus’s Musical Comedy Company at the Opéra Comique, London
~http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O712130/poster-hassall-john/

c.1896 / Color lithograph on paper / 30″x20″ / Various collections

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January 19, 1853~ Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premieres

Costume sketch by Alfred Edel

for the role of Manrico, performed at La Scala Theater in Milan, 1883

1883 / Tempera and watercolor on cardboard / 12 4/5”x8” / Casa Ricordi Publishing Co. Archives

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Previous January 19 posts:

Winter~ January 19

January 19 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/19~

January 17*, 1904~ Anton Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” opens at Moscow Art Theater

Portrait of the Actor Nikolai Podgorny as Peter Trofimov
(in a later production) by Boris Grigoriev

1923 / Oil on canvas / 23 3/4”x28 3/4” / Private collection

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*Opened January 17 Old Style (O.S., Julian calendar)/January 30 New Style (N.S., Gregorian calendar)

Previous January 17 posts:

Winter~ January 17

January 17 (music)~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/17~

December 27, 1924~ Russian painter and designer Léon Bakst dies

Costume Design for Vaslav Nijinsky as the Faun by Léon Bakst

1912 / Published in “L’Art Decoraif de Leon Bakst” (Paris, 1913)
Digital Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries, Columbia, SC

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One masterpiece after another: The quiet revolutionism of Afternoon of a Faun~
https://www.roh.org.uk/news/one-masterpiece-after-another-the-quiet-revolutionism-of-afternoon-of-a-faun

Previous December 27 posts:

December 27~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

December 17, 1949~ Original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire closes

Poker Night (from A Streetcar Named Desire) by Thomas Hart Benton

1948 / Tempera and oil on linen mounted on composition board / 36”x48” / Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

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Previous December 17 posts:

December 17~ Animals in Art

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/17~

August 15, 1969~ Woodstock Music Festival opens

Wallkill, New York August 15-16-17
First Festival Poster by David Edward Byrd

1969 / Original offset lithograph, 10,000 qty. / Approx. 14”x22” / Various collections

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Previous August 15 posts:

Self Portraits~August 15

August 15, 1969: The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/15~

July 23, 1886~ Steve Brodie allegedly survives jump from Brooklyn Bridge

On the Bowery  by  Strobridge Lith. Co. of Cincinnati, OH & NY

c.1896 / Color lithograph / 29 1/2”x19 11/16”
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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Link~ “Robert Neilson Stephens’s play “On the Bowery” with Steve Brodie”
Link~ “That daredevil Steve Brodie! Did the former newsboy really jump off the Brooklyn Bridge?”

Previous July 23 posts:

Summer~ July 23

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/23~

Richard D’Oyly Carte: Born May 3, 1844

Richard D’Oyly Carte, born 1844, died 1901; was theatrical manager of the Royalty Theatre, London, where Trial by Jury was produced in 1875, when he became the originator and promoter of a scheme for English “comedy-opera,” of which the first-fruit was The Sorcerer, brought out at the Opéra Comique, London, on November 17, 1877. H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and Patience followed at the same theatre, under the same auspices. In October, 1881, Patience was transferred to the Savoy Theatre, which Richard D’Oyly Carte had built specially for the production of Gilbert-Sullivan pieces, and of which he remained the owner and director, at the same time owning and directing numerous travelling companies both in the British provinces and in America. In January, 1891, he opened, in Cambridge Circus, London,–with Sullivan’s Ivanhoe specially written for the occasion–the English Opera House, of which he had been the projector, but which, in December, 1892, was re-christened the Palace Theatre, and later devoted, under other management, to “variety” performances. D’Oyly Carte himself wrote the music for two dramatic pieces entitled Dr. Ambrosias, his Secret (1887) and Maria (1871).
http://www.theatrehistory.com/british/richard_doyly_carte_001.html

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Richard D’Oyly Carte~  http://www.gsarchive.net/carte/burleigh.html

Savoy Hotel~  http://www.fairmont.com/savoy-london/hotelhistory/

Savoy Theatre~  http://grimsdyke.com/savoy-theatre-home-gilbert-sullivan/

Savoy Scaffolding etching by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), D’Oyly Carte was a strong supporter of Whistler and a close friend.