The New D'Oyly Carte Mikado (1990)

The MikadoMichael Ducarel
Nanki-PooBonaventura Bottone
Ko-KoEric Roberts
Pooh-BahMalcolm Rivers
Pish-TushGareth Jones
Yum-YumDeborah Rees
Pitti-SingThora Ker
Peep-BoYvonne Patrick
KatishaSusan Gorton

Chorus and Orchestra of the D'Oyly Carte Opera
Conductor: John Pryce-Jones

Sony S2K-58889
Sony S2K-58889

This Mikado and a Pirates issued at about the same time were the first two recordings by the New D'Oyly Carte Opera Company after its reformation in the late eighties. It is a competent recording distinguished by excellent orchestral playing and a score corrected from Sullivan's autograph by Dr. David Russell Hulme. Of particular interest, it contains the two-verse version of "Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted." In a field crowded with many Mikados to choose from, this one is certainly worth a look.

Issue History
1990 Sony CD S2K 58889  
Cassette ZCTED 1178
1992 Boots CD DDD 608 Highlights; missing only the overture, "The criminal cried" and the fanfare
199? Showtime CD SHOW CD/MC010 Highlights