The New D'Oyly Carte Mikado Video (1992)
Chorus and Orchestra of
Recorded in 1992 at
This video of a New D'Oyly Carte stage production was recorded live at the Buxton Opera House and released on home video in the U.S. and U.K.. I have not seen it, but Gerry Howe says that "musically, it is reasonable, but the staging and costumes are appalling."
Mel Moratti added these comments:
This production contains the two verse "Were you not to Ko-Ko Plighted" (now "Were I not to Ko-Ko plighted") and the two verse "Hearts do not break" — the latter always seemed to me never complete. This is sung very movingly by Jill Pert and sends shivers down one's spine. However her costume makes her look like a rather chubby Yoda. The costumes are very 'over the top'. The 15 foot Mikado looks like he would be more at home on a Star Wars set.
|1993||Polygram||VHS PAL||0873523||Originally sold paired with 1973 D'Oyly Carte Pinafore video, but apparently now available separately|