Annotation

Role - Interpret
The Mikado of Japan - Donald Adams
Nanki-Poo - Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Ko-Ko - Richard Suart
Pooh-Bah - Richard van Allan
Pish-Tush - Nicholas Folwell
Yum-Yum - Marie McLaughlin
Pitti-Sing - Anne Howells
Peep-Bo - Janice Watson
Katisha - Felicity Palmer
Choruses - Chorus of the Welsh National Opera

Annotation last modified on 2012-01-23 17:24 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Mikado: Act I. “If you want to know who we are” (Chorus of Nobles)
3:01
2 The Mikado: Act I. “A wandering minstrel I” (Nanki-Poo, Chorus)
4:21
3 The Mikado: Act I. “Our great Mikado, virtuous man” (Pish-Tush, Chorus)
2:58
4 The Mikado: Act I. “Young man, despair, likewise go to” (Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush)
2:44
5 The Mikado: Act I. “And have I journeyed for a month” (Pooh-Bah, Nanki-Poo)
0:49
6 The Mikado: Act I. “Behold the Lord High Executioner!” (Ko-Ko, Chorus)
2:39
7 The Mikado: Act I. “As some day it may happen” (Ko-Ko, Chorus of Nobles)
2:00
8 The Mikado: Act I. “Comes a train of little ladies” (Chorus of Schoolgirls)
2:13
9 The Mikado: Act I. “Three little maids from school are we” (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Chorus of Schoolgirls)
1:33
10 The Mikado: Act I. “So please you, sir, we much regret” (Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah, Chorus of Schoolgirls)
1:56
11 The Mikado: Act I. “Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted” (Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo)
2:27
12 The Mikado: Act I. “I am so proud” (Pooh-Bah, Ko-Ko, Pish-Tush)
3:01
13 The Mikado: Act II. “With aspect stern and gloomy stride” (All)
14:25
14 The Mikado: Act II. “Braid the raven hair” (Pitti-Sing, Chorus of Schoolgirls)
3:25
15 The Mikado: Act II. “The sun, whose rays are all ablaze” (Yum-Yum)
3:10
16 The Mikado: Act II. “Brightly dawns our wedding day” (Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Nanki-Poo, Pish-Tush)
3:58
17 The Mikado: Act II. “Here’s a how-de-do! If I marry you” (Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko)
1:14
18 The Mikado: Act II. “Miya sama, miya sama” (Chorus, Mikado, Katisha)
2:46
19 The Mikado: Act II. “A more humane Mikado never did in Japan exist” (Mikado, Chorus)
4:05
20 The Mikado: Act II. “The criminal cried as he dropped him down” (Ko-ko, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah, Chorus)
3:25
21 The Mikado: Act II. “See how the Fates their gifts allot” (Pitti-Sing, Katisha, Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah, Mikado)
2:03
22 The Mikado: Act II. “The flowers that bloom in the spring” (Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, Pooh-Bah)
1:36
23 The Mikado: Act II. “Alone, and yet alive” (Katisha)
2:56
24 The Mikado: Act II. “On a tree by a river, a little tom-tit sang, ‘Willow, tit-willow’” (Ko-Ko)
2:31
25 The Mikado: Act II. “There is beauty in the bellow of the blast” (Katisha, Ko-Ko)
2:00
26 The Mikado: Act II. “For he’s gone and married Yum-Yum” (All)
1:54

Credits

CD 1

assistant engineer:
John Newton (editor, engineer mixer) (tracks 1–26)
baritone vocals:
Nicholas Folwell (Baritone singer) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 3–4, 12–13, 16, 26)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 2, 4–5, 11, 13, 16–17, 22, 26)
Richard Suart (baritone singer) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 6–7, 12–13, 17, 20–22, 24–26)
bass vocals:
Donald Adams (Bass singer) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 18–19, 21, 26)
bass-baritone vocals:
Richard van Allan (operatic bass-baritone) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 4–5, 10, 12–13, 20–22, 26)
choir vocals:
Chorus of the Welsh National Opera (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 1–3, 6–10, 13–14, 18–20, 26)
conductor:
Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 1–26)
editor:
Tony Bridge (mastering engineer) (tracks 1–26)
engineer:
Jack Renner (engineer for Telarc) (tracks 1–26)
executive producer:
Robert Woods (classical producer) (tracks 1–26)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Anne Howells (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 9–10, 14, 16, 20–22, 26)
Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 18, 21, 23, 25–26)
orchestra:
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 1–26)
producer:
James Mallinson (producer) (tracks 1–26)
soprano vocals:
Marie McLaughlin (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 9–11, 13, 15–17, 22, 26)
Janice Watson (soprano) (1991-09-02 – 1991-09-04) (tracks 9–10, 13, 26)