Rudy Avila's thorough review notwithstanding, I think this is the best production of G&S' 'Mikado' currently available. John Reed alone is worth the price of admission. There are various ways to do Katisha, this is one of them, and her attempts to shout down the Chorus are worthy to stand alongside her left shoulder blade. Excellent 70s analog sound, and though it doesn't impress anyone anymore, my old MC tape copy is every bit as good as the CD disc.
For those who remain hesitant, the film 'Topsy Turvy' is an excellent introduction to the 19th century world of G&S and D'Oyly Carte, a visually stunning recreation of the origins and first production of Mikado. See the movie, then listen to the complete operetta.
- Audio CD (March 27 2001)
- Number of Discs: 3
- Format: Import
- Label: SRI Canada
- ASIN: B000056H35
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews