The  World of Gilbert and Sullivan Museum

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Queen Victoria


Was particularly interested in Sir Arthur Sullivan’s music, and suggested that he should compose a grand opera. The result was the romantic opera 'Ivanhoe'.

However, when it came to a Royal Command Performance at Windsor Castle, she chose 'The Gondoliers'!

The Queen also enjoyed a Royal Command Performance of 'The Mikado' at Balmoral Castle. Both performances took place in 1891.

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