The Mikado


Show Details

AKA
Town of Titipu, The
Music
Arthur Sullivan (99)
Lyrics
W. S. Gilbert (62)
Book
W. S. Gilbert (62)
Type
Operetta
Notes
One of the most popular and enduring of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, THE MIKADO, was first performed on 14 March 1885, at the Savoy Theatre, London, conducted by the composer and presented by Richard D'Oyly Carte. The iniital run was for 672 performances. The creation of THE MIKADO forms the basis for Mike Leigh's 1999 film TOPSY-TURVY.
Premiere
March 14, 1885

Recordings


Audio Recordings

The Mikado - 1907 Odeon Recording
The Mikado - 1917 Studio Cast
The Mikado - 1926 D'Oyly Carte Opera
The Mikado - 1930 Columbia Light Opera Company
The Mikado - 1936 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Mikado - 1939 Soundtrack
The Mikado - 1950 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Mikado - 1950 Studio Cast (Al Goodman)
The Mikado - 1954 Studio Cast
The Mikado - 1954 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (Radio Broadcast)
The Mikado - 1957 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
The Mikado - 1957 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Vocal Gems from The Mikado - 1958 The Embassy Light Opera Company
The Mikado - 1960 TV Cast
The Coolest Mikado - 1961 The Gilbert & Sullivan Jazz Workshop
The Cool Mikado - 1962 Original Soundtrack
The Mikado - 1962 Studio Cast
The Mikado - 1962 Sadler's Wells Opera
The Mikado - 1963 Studio Cast (Reader's Digest)
The Mikado - 1966 Studio Cast
The Mikado - 1973 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Black Mikado - 1975 Original London Cast
Der Mikado - 1984 Swiss Television Cast
El Mikado - 1986 Barcelona Cast
El Mikado - 1987 Madrid Cast
The Mikado - 1987 English National Opera
The Mikado - 1990 New D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The Mikado - 1992 Welsh National Opera
Der Yiddisher Mikado - 1994 Gilbert & Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera Company of Long Island
Hot Mikado - 1995 Original London Cast
The Mikado - 1999 Carl Rosa Opera Company
The Mikado - 2008 Ohio Light Opera
The Mikado - 2011 Opera Australia

Video Recordings

The Mikado - 1939 Film
The Mikado - 1960 TV Cast
The Cool Mikado - 1962 Film
The Mikado - 1966 D'Oyly Carte Film
The Mikado - 1982 TV Cast
The Mikado - 1982 Stratford Festival Cast
El Mikado - 1986 Barcelona Cast
The Mikado - 1987 English National Opera
The Mikado - 1987 Opera Australia
The Mikado - 2001 Carl Rosa Opera Company
The Mikado - 2011 Opera Australia

Noncommercial Audio Recordings

The Mikado - 1966 Radio Cast
The Mikado - 2010 Chicago Lyric Opera
Titipu - BBC Television Cast
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Songs also appear on these recordings (3)


Recording Songs
Mike Todd's Broadway - 1958 Jack Saunders Orchestra A more humane Mikado
You Can't Put Ketchup On The Moon: Broadway Flops & Roadkills 1925-1955 - 1992 Studio Cast Three little maids from school are we
The Broadway Musicals of 1939 - 2003 Town Hall Broadway by the Year Series Alone, and yet alive, A more humane Mikado, Three little maids from school are we


Songs

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