Gilbert's sketch of Alfred Reed as Uncle Cassandre.  The drawing was made on a blank leaf of manuscript during rehearsal.

Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

Eyes and No Eyes
The Art of Seeing

A one-act musical entertainment, with lyrics by W.S. Gilbert and music originally by German Reed. When the original music was lost, new music was composed by Florian Pascal. Opened July 5, 1875, at St. George's Hall, London.

Libretto, contributed to the Archive by Tyson Vick: MIDI Files, contributed to the Archive by Colin Johnson.

Downloadable Vocal Score, contributed to the Archive by Ian Bond.

The German Reed Operas — Overview and Reviews by J. Donald Smith, including information on a source of videos of several of these operas.

Page updated 19 August 2004