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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado - Elsie Morison (soprano); Geraint Evans (baritone); Ian Wallace (baritone); Jeannette Sinclair (soprano);...
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  1. The Mikado (The Town of Titipu), operetta
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Malcolm Sargent was at one time the musical director of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, so he brings real authority to this 1956 recording of The Mikado, made with the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and the Pro Arte Orchestra. The clarity of his conducting makes the score sparkle and brings out felicities of orchestration that are too often lost. The operetta's memorable vocal ensembles are among the high points of the recording; Sargent gives them a bracing precision and lucidity. His pacing tends to be on the slow side, ...