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The Pirates of Penzance

12/31/11 12:00PM

The Pirates of Penzance had its world premiere on New Year's Eve 1879 in New York City; we celebrate by hearing music from vintage recordings of this irresistible Gilbert & Sullivan opera.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:02pm

The Pirates of Penzance: "I am the very model of a modern major-general"
Composer: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Conductor: Isadore Godfrey
Soloists: Peter Pratt, baritone
CD/Album: Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance
Record co./Cat #: London OSA 1202 [vinyl]
 
 

12:06pm

The Pirates of Penzance: Act I (excerpt)
Composer: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble: D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Soloists: Elsie Griffin, soprano ; Derek Oldham, tenor
CD/Album: Gilbert and Sullivan - Historic Recordings
Record co./Cat #: Arabesque 71-6543 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1982
 
 

12:16pm

The Pirates of Penzance: Act II
Composer: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble: New Symphony Orchestra of London
Conductor: Isadore Godfrey
Soloists: Jean Hindmarsh, soprano ; Ann Drummond-Grant, mezzo-soprano ; Thomas Round, tenor ; Peter Pratt, baritone ; Donald Adams, bass-baritone ; Kenneth Sandford, bass
CD/Album: Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance
Record co./Cat #: London OSA 1202 [vinyl]
 
 
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