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:

A) H.M.S. Pinafore and The Yeomen of the Guard
B) The Sorcerer and The Gondoliers
C) Thespis and The Grand Duke
D) Trial By Jury and Utopia Limited

Your answer — D) Trial By Jury and Utopia Limited — 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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