General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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9. First and last
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan collaborated fourteen times in creating their famous series of comic operas. Their first and last works were:
Your answer — A) H.M.S. Pinafore and The Yeomen of the Guard — was incorrect.
Although the libretto for Thespis still exists, the score has been lost, except one song that was recycled for The Pirates of Penzance. The first successful work was Trial by Jury. Gilbert and Sullivan’s final collaborations, Utopia Limited and The Grand Duke, were also comparative failures, and brought the often troubled partnership to an end.
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