The 2003 Ohio Light Opera Yeomen

LieutenantJonathan Stinson
Colonel FairfaxBrian Woods
Sergeant MeryllJohn Musick
Leonard MeryllJohn Sumners
Jack PointTed Christopher
Wilfred ShadboltJeffrey Miller
First YeomanGrant Knox
Second YeomanLucas Meachem
Elsie MaynardJulie Wright
Phoebe MeryllLauren Pastorek
Dame CarruthersSandra Ross
KateDawn Boudreaux

Ohio Light Opera
Artistic Director: Stephen Daigle
Conductor: J. Lynn Thompson

Albany Records TROY643/44
Albany Records TROY643/44

This was the fourth in Ohio Light Opera's traversal of the G&S canon, following two very good recordings (Princess Ida and Utopia, Limited), and one less successful (The Grand Duke).

Whatever one may think of the previous OLO issues, there was at least a compelling rationale for them: all three operas were under-represented in the catalogue. But with its move into the standard repertory, OLO starts to compete with recordings with all-star British casts and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in its prime. It seems to me doubtful that Ohio Light Opera can make the case, except to completist collectors who must have everything.

Issue History
2004 Albany Records CD TROY643/44