The Mackerras/Telarc Pirates (1993)

Major-General StanleyRichard Suart
Pirate KingDonald Adams
SamuelNicholas Folwell
FredericJohn Mark Ainsley
Sergeant of PoliceRichard Van Allan
MabelRebecca Evans
EdithJulie Gossage
KateJenevora Williams
RuthGillian Knight

Orchestra & Chorus of the
Welsh National Opera
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras

Telarc CD-80353
Telarc CD-80353

This was the second entry in Sir Charles Mackerras's traversal of the Savoy canon. Like his Mikado, It is anchored with G&S veterans (Donald Adams, Richard Suart and Gillian Knight), with grand opera singers in the remaining roles. As with his Mikado, the overture is omitted, allowing the opera to fit on a single disc. The musical values are superb, making this an excellent choice for the budget-conscious.

Issue History
1993 Telarc CD CD-80353  
Cassette CS-30353
1999 Telarc CD 80500 All five of the Mackerras/Telarc recordings in one package