The Grand Duke


The Grand Duke; or, The Statutory Duel is a two-act operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. It is the last of their fourteen operettas. It opened on 7 March 1896 and closed after 123 performances.

The Grand Duke
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Prince and Princess of Monte Carlo,
characters in The Grand Duke
Written byW. S. Gilbert (words)
Arthur Sullivan (music)
Date of premiere7 March 1896
Place of premiereSavoy Theatre
London, England
Original languageEnglish
SettingGrand Duchy of Pfennig Halbpfennig


  • Bradley, Ian, 2001. The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan. Oxford University Press. pp. 1083ff.