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GILBERT & SULLIVAN: THE GONDOLIERS; SULLIVAN: CELLO CONCERTO (2 CDS)

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The Gondoliers

Peter Gellhorn, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Helen Watts (vocals), Geraint Evans (tenor), Lavinia Renton (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (vocals), Richard Lewis (tenor), PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA (lead vocals), Owen Brannigan (Bass) (bass), Alexander Young (tenor), John Cameron (baritone), Elsie Morison (soprano), Edna Graham (soprano), Monica Sinclair (vocals), James Milligan (Bass-Bariton) (bass), Stella Hitchens (soprano)

Sullivan, A: Cello Concerto in D
17:28
Sir Charles Mackerras
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), London Symphony Orchestra

Even Queen Victoria declared herself amused by The Gondoliers, a work of irresistibly sunny exuberance. As Gilbert wrote to Sullivan: “It gives one the chance of shining through the twentieth century [and beyond!] with a reflected light.” Though set in Venice, the operetta satirises both the snobbery and growing republicanism of 1880s Britain in a delicious imbroglio centred on two gondolier brothers who unexpectedly become joint rulers of the kingdom of Barataria.

Artists

Sir Geraint Evans (Duke of Plaza-Toro), Monica Sinclair (Duchess of Plaza-Toro), Elsie Morison (Giannetta), Marjorie Thomas (Tessa), Richard Lewis (Marco), John Cameron (Giuseppe), Edna Graham (Casilda), Alexander Young (Luiz/Francesco), Owen Brannigan (Grand Inquisitor), Helen Watts (Giulia/Inez), Lavinia Renton (Vittoria), Stella Hitchens (Fiammetta), Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)

Pro Arte Orchestra, with Glyndebourne Chorus, Sir Malcolm Sargent

 


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