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The Gondoliers

on BBC Radio 3

or The King of Barataria
A comic opera in two acts Music by Arthur Sullivan Libretto by w. S. GILBERT The story of Gilbert and Sullivan's collaboration is a well-known catalogue of quarrels and reconciliations, from the time of Trial by Jury in 1875, through their many successes. to The Gondoliers in 1889. Sullivan, whose background lay in ' serious ' music, grew increasingly uneasy about the ' light ' nature of his successes with Gilbert. Not so Gilbert. who was delighted when Queen Victoria commanded a performance of The Gondoliers at Windsor. Sullivan was less pleased and although they went on to produce Utopia Limited and The Grand Duke. the great partnership was over and The Gondoliers was their final 'smash hit
BBC SINGERS
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BRADBURY conducted by SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS
Producers ROBERT BOWMAN and IAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Music By:
Arthur Sullivan
Unknown:
S. Gilbert
Unknown:
Grand Duke.
Leader:
John Bradbury
Conducted By:
Sir Charles MacKerras
Producers:
Robert Bowman
Producers:
Ian Cotterell
Duke:
Eric Shilling (baritone)
Luiz:
Vernon Midgley (tenor)
Don Alhambra:
Michael Langdon (bass)
Marco:
Neil Jenkins (tenor)
Guisseppe:
Niall Murray (baritone)
Antonio:
Leslie Fyson (baritone)
Duchess:
Anne Collins (contralto)
Casilda:
Pamela Field (soprano)
Gianetta:
Marilyn Hill Smith (sop)
Tessa:
Della Jones (mezzo-Sop)
Fiametta:
Susanna Ross (soprano)
Giulia:
Anna Bernardin (soprano)
Vittoria:
Ameral Gunson (contralto)
Inez:
Ameral Gunson (contralto)
Francesco:
Ian Kennedy (tenor)
Giorgio:
Philip O'Reilly (bass)

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