John Gay, English poet and dramatist, was born on 30 June 1685.He owes his fame chiefly to ‘The Beggar’s Opera‘ (1728), a ballad opera in three acts with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It was first performed in London, in 1728 and produced by John Rich, an important theatre director. It was a great […]

John Gay & The Beggar’s Opera (1)