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Title The Mikado [videorecording] / BHE Productions present ; the D'oyly Carte Opera Company's production ; by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

Imprint Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, c2003.

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 Talbott Media  DVD 745    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD.
Note Based on the stage production by Anthony Besch.
Performer Donald Adams (The Mikado of Japan) ; Philip Potter (Nanki-Poo) ; John Reed (Ko-Ko) ; Kenneth Sandford (Pooh-Bah) ; Thomas Lawlor (Pish-Tush) ; George Cook (Go-To) ; Valerie Masterson (Yum-Yum) ; Peggy Ann Jones (Pitti-Sing) ; Pauline Wales (Peep-Bo) ; Christene Palmer (Katisha) ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ; Isidore Godfrey, conductor.
Summary The cheap tailor Ko-Ko was deemed Lord High Executioner under remarkable circumstances and faces a great challenge when the Mikado, Emperor of Japan, sends notice that if an execution does not take place within the month, the Town of Titipu will be dishonored and Ko-Ko himself will lose his head. The situation is complicated when Ko-Ko claims to have executed a wandering minstrel who turns out to be the Mikado's son; and to save the lives of his friends and himself, he must win the hand of the sadistic, unattractive Katisha. The opera is considered Gilbert and Sullivan's best work, and never ceases to amaze new generations.
Genre/Form Operas.
Subject Operas.
Added Author Adams, Donald. Singer.
Potter, Philip, 1936- Singer.
Reed, John, 1916-2010. Singer.
Sandford, Kenneth. Singer.
Lawlor, Thomas. Singer.
Cook, George, 1925-1995. Singer.
Masterson, Valerie. Singer.
Jones, Peggy Ann, 1939- Singer.
Wales, Pauline, 1938- Singer.
Palmer, Christene. Singer.
Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911.
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900.
Godfrey, Isidore.
BHE Productions.
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.
Standard No. 089948424796
Music No. 4247 Video Artists International