This poster advertises a vice-regal command performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Patience in May 1886. The orchestra, conducted by Hautrie West, was led by 'Master A. Hill' – later the well-known composer Alfred Hill. In his youth Hill learned the cornet, the violin and the viola.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.