HumanitiesWeb.org - Arthur Sullivan - The Music Maker [Chronology]
HumanitiesWeb HumanitiesWeb
WelcomeHistoryLiteratureArtMusicPhilosophyResourcesHelp
Periods Alphabetically Nationality Topics Themes Forms Glossary
pixel

Sullivan
Index
Biography
Selected Works
Suggested Reading
Other Resources
Chronology
Related Materials

Search

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

& etc
FEEDBACK

(C)1998-2012
All Rights Reserved.

Site last updated
28 October, 2012
Real Time Analytics

Arthur Sullivan
(1842 - 1900)

Timeline
1842 Born 13 May in London, the son of an Irish bandmaster
1854 Joins the Chapel Royal, London, as a chorister
1858 Starts three year study at Leipzig Conservatory
1862 Music to Shakespeare's play The Tempest brings fame
1867 Writes music for his first operetta, Cox and Box, the words by F.C. Burnand
1871 Composes first operetta with W.S. Gilbert, Thespis; the score is later lost
1875 Richard D'Oyly Carte commissions Trial by Jury, their first great success
1883 Awarded a knighthood
1890 Relationship with Gilbert temporarily breaks down when Gilbert sues Carte
1891 Writes opera Ivanhoe with librettist Julian Sturgis
1896 Last operetta with Gilbert, The Grand Duke, is a flop
1900 Dies 22 November, following a heart attack; is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral
Personae

Terms Defined

Referenced Works