Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Emperor Mikado tries to keep order in Titipu, but what can be done when love is in the air? Love triangles abound in this upbeat comedy by Gilbert and Sullivan. James Morris stars as the Mikado with Stephanie Blythe as Katisha in this Chicago Lyric Opera production.

CAST:

The Mikado - James Morris
Ko-Ko - Neal Davies
Katisha - Stephanie Blythe
Nanki-Poo - Toby Spence
Yum-Yum - Andriana Chuchman

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew David
STAGE DIRECTOR: Gary Griffin
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Donald Nally

Comments [5]

Raymond,

Unfortunately these broadcasts are not archived.

Jun. 30 2011 04:02 PM
Raymond Trotta from NYC

Are any of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, or, Houston Grand Opera broadcasts ever repeated ? Can a listener find a repeat somewhere on your website ?

Jun. 25 2011 02:12 PM
Beverly Cohen from NYC upper west side

Hooray for The Mikado. Please give us more Gilbert and Sullivan.. They created many wonderful operettas!

Jun. 25 2011 01:34 PM
concetta nardone from Elmont, NY

Looking forward to hearing James Morris as the Mikado. Glad I will be home this afternoon. Most of the operas I love are filled with murder, obsessive love and all sorts of mischief and mayhem. This will be a welcome treat. Gee, a happy ending.

Jun. 25 2011 09:43 AM
Carroll Hendrickson, Jr.

I suggest that you brush up on your G&S! Stephanie Blythe and James Morris are your most famous opera stars on this version, but the "hero," Nanki-Poo," whose name is mis-spelled above, is going to marry "Yum-yum," and their names don't even appear in your blurb. The Mikado doesn't appear until the second act, and Katisha has a difficult time getting heard. Other characters have absolutely great roles! I saw the original Savoyards years ago and I look forward to this performance.

Jun. 24 2011 08:14 PM

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