Boston Ideal Opera Company [Bostonians; Ideals]
- Gerald Bordman
- and Stephanie Jensen-Moulton
American opera company. In 1878 a Boston newspaper, critical of the performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore that had been staged in the city, called for an “ideal” production. The singers’ agent Effie H. Ober responded by forming the “Ideals,” and staging a highly successful version of ...