SE0924 : Victoria Theatre, Halifax

taken 10 years ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, Great Britain

Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Victoria Theatre, Halifax
This is the Fountain Street side of the entrance part of the theatre. All round the theatre the names of composers, presumably of operas, are inscribed. The three in this view are Bishop, Wallace and Arne.

Henry Rowley Bishop was born in London in 1786 and died there in 1855. He was the first musician to be knighted. The famous song 'Home Sweet Home' is from one of his operas.

William Vincent Wallace was born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1812 and died in 1865. He wrote two very successful operas: 'Maritana' and 'Lurline'.
See S6012 : Memorial to William Vincent Wallace for William Wallace's memorial in Waterford.

Thomas Augustine Arne is the only one of the three who is still well-known. He was born in London in 1710 and died there in 1778. 'Rule Britannia' comes from his masque 'Alfred'. He wasn't really an operatic composer; his opera 'Artaxerxes' has some success, but was old-fashioned at the time.
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 March, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 092 249 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.2258N 1:51.7238W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 092 249
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