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Gilbert's comic opera His Excellency, with music by Frank Osmond Carr, was first performed on October 27, 1894, with a cast including such familiar faces from the Savoy as George Grossmith (as Griffenfeld), Rutland Barrington (as the Regent), and Jessie Bond. Most of the reviews praised Gilbert's libretto, but Carr's music was less well thought of and the opera had a closed after 162 performances.

  • Review from The Times, 29th October, 1894.
  • Vocal Score:
  • Opening Night Cast with pictures of Barrington, Bond, McIntosh and Playfair in their roles.
  • His Excellency CD — advertisement for a CD of His Excellency with music by Terry Hawes "in the style of Sullivan."

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