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This is the New D'Oyly Carte production from 1990, not 1926

The new D'Oyly Carte was revived in 1988 as an ad-hoc group, constantly disbanding and reforming itself with each new season, and so the new Company never developed the stable of stars that the old D'Oyly Carte Opera Company once had. As a consequence, none of their recordings are likely to supplant the better efforts of the old Company in the hearts and minds of fans. However this is still a solid production of The Mikado and a worthy addition to any Gilbert & Sullivan fan's collection.

Good point

Original cast - how they do preserve themselves so well !! All joking aside, this the best recording out there. It is done in the excellent D'Oyle Carte traditions.

Good Production

I enjoyed this album's production. Although I do find it humors that is the "origional cast" when the first production was in 1885!


Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '/0s, '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s

The songwriting team of William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan was among the most successful and enduring of the 19th century; their comic operas remain immensely popular over a century after the duo's final work, and are viewed today as forerunners of contemporary musical theater. Lyricist Gilbert was born in London on November 18, 1836; the son of a retired naval surgeon, he was kidnapped by Italian brigands at the age of two, but upon his release, he settled into a rather unremarkable childhood,...
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