The Mikado.

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ContributionsRaedler, Dorothy, 1917-1993., Burnham, Lucille., Hayes, Patrick, 1909-1998., Coe, Richard L. 1914-1995, annotator., Gilbert, W. S. 1836-1911., Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900., American Savoyards., National Theatre Corporation (Washington, D.C.), Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPN2093 .C64 1995 no. M170
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Pagination1 v. (theater program).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24079378M
LC Control Number2009658251

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"The Mikado" is the story of the son of the Japanese emperor (or Mikado) who returns to his native village after a year spent fleeing from the elderly Katisha, a /5.

The popular comic opera from Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado is set in Imperial Japan and tells the story of Nanki-Poo, a young man banished from his home village who returns after hearing that his love interest’s fiancé, Ko-Ko, is to be s:   The complete libretto is reprinted in this edition from the standard performance text of The Mikado, complete with nine charming illustrations drawn by W.

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The Mikado is one of the most famous and best-loved of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s operettas. Nanki-Poo loves Yum-Yum but she’s betrothed to Ko-Ko, the new Lord High Executioner.

When the Mikado orders a beheading, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko try to come to an arrangement that doesn’t involve anyone losing their head.

The story of The Making of The Mikado from the book "Gilbert and Sullivan and Their Operas" by François Cellier & Cunningham Bridgeman, published by Little, Brown and Company in A chapter on The Mikado from the book Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, A History and a Comment, by H. Walbrook, published in London in The Mikado, in full The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu, operetta in two acts by W.S.

Gilbert (libretto) and Sir Arthur Sullivan (music) that premiered at the Savoy Theatre in London on Ma The work was a triumph from the beginning. Its initial production ran for performances, and within a year some other companies were performing the operetta in.

The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu is a two-act operetta. The book and lyrics were written by W. Gilbert. The music was written by Arthur Sullivan. The operetta premiered 14 March at the Savoy Theatre, London, with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.

The Mikado is the ninth of the fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. It had performances in its original run. The Mikado declares that he is sorry for them, but it is an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances [See how the fates their gifts allot].

Their only hope is to admit the falsehood of the affidavit and of their testimony, and produce Nanki-Poo alive and well.

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