Gilbert & Sullivan - The Mikado, Trial by Jury | Australian Eloquence ELQ4807090

Gilbert & Sullivan - The Mikado, Trial by Jury

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4807090

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 4th December 2015

Contents

Artists

Donald Adams
Thomas Round
Peter Pratt
Kenneth Sandford
Alan Styler
Jean Hindmarsh
Beryl Dixon
Jennifer Toye
Ann Drummond-Grant
Julia Goss
Colin Wright
Michael Rayner
John Reed
Kenneth Sandford
John Ayldon
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
New Symphony Orchestra of London
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Isidore Godfrey
Royston Nash

Works

Sullivan, Arthur

The Mikado
Trial by Jury

Artists

Donald Adams
Thomas Round
Peter Pratt
Kenneth Sandford
Alan Styler
Jean Hindmarsh
Beryl Dixon
Jennifer Toye
Ann Drummond-Grant
Julia Goss
Colin Wright
Michael Rayner
John Reed
Kenneth Sandford
John Ayldon
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
New Symphony Orchestra of London
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Isidore Godfrey
Royston Nash

About

Continuing the very successful series of Gilbert and Sullivan recordings on Decca Eloquence - this is the first time the recording has appeared on the label.

Bursting onto the scene with a sensational two-year run at the Savoy Theatre (672 performances commencing on 14 March 1885), it was not long before The Mikado was playing around the world in myriad different productions and translations – and it continues to be greeted with unparalleled global enthusiasm today.

This October 1957 recording of the opera marked the start of a new, and for many collectors ‘golden’, era for the D’Oyly Carte company on record. Made only seven years after a very fine post-war LP set, this remake benefits from remarkably present stereo sound. The orchestral playing is of an appreciably higher standard than in the previous version and, following a major changing of the guard with company principals in the mid-1950s, the set features a strong array of soloists.

Performed 300 times in its first two years, Trial by Jury was an acclaimed success that cemented the symbiotic relationship between composer and librettist. This 1974 recording, part of the D’Oyly Carte’s last cycle of Savoy Operas for Decca, was released the following year in a busy season celebrating the centenary of the work’s first performance and the foundation of the company. As with its 1963 predecessor, most of the principal roles in this Trial recording are taken by the company’s leading lights – notably star patter-man John Reed, on sparkling form as the Judge – rather than the artists who routinely played them on stage.

Cast (The Mikado):
- The Mikado: Donald Adams
- Nanki-Poo: Thomas Round
- Ko-Ko: Peter Pratt
- Pooh-Bah: Kenneth Sandford
- Pish-Tush: Alan Styler
- Yum-Yum: Jean Hindmarsh
- Pitti-Sing: Beryl Dixon
- Peep-Bo: Jennifer Toye
- Katisha: Ann Drummond-Grant
New Symphony Orchestra of London / Isidore Godfrey

Cast (Trial by Jury):
- The Plaintiff: Julia Goss
- The Defendant: Colin Wright
- Counsel for the Plaintiff: Michael Rayner
- The Learned Judge: John Reed
- Usher: Kenneth Sandford
- Foreman of the Jury: John Ayldon
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash


The new Decca set will hold its own for its authenticity among real lovers of Gilbert and Sullivan’ - (The Mikado) Gramophone, August 1958

The new recording … maintains expected high standards’ - (Trial by Jury) Gramophone, May 1975

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