Title: A lively Experiment: The Chemistry of Gilbert & Sullivan
Series Title: Performance Pieces
Artist: Stephanie Osser
Temperature: cone 6
Height: 9" | Width: 13" | Depth: 8"
Credit Line: Inspired by the theme of NCECA Providence, to me it suggested a chemistry set and the characters from the many Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas I love. My children, my husband and I have all performed in several of these delightful English comic period pieces created between 1871- 1896. Some of my favorite operetta characters are portrayed here: the great Sir W.S. Gilbert, the comic Librettist and Sir Arthur Sullivan the Composer; Helen and Richard D'Doyle Carte, the Impresario and Stewart founding the D'Oyle Carte Opera Company and supporting the G & S collaboration; Patience the Milk Maid and Bunthorne the Poet from the Operetta called Patience; Yum Yum and Nanki Poo from The Mikado: and The Queen of the Fairies and Sargent Willis who becomes a Fairy Guardsman to join the Queen and her flock of fairy maidens and noblemen who also become fairies.