- Orchestra: The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
- Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
- Composer: Gilbert & Sullivan
- Audio CD (16 Aug. 2010)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Double CD, DualDisc
- Label: Golden Legacy
- ASIN: B003VY564C
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,366 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Pickwick is proud to release eleven of the most famous Gilbert & Sullivan operas recorded by the world famous D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Whilst the original operas were performed at the Savoy Theatre in London towards the end of the 19th century, it was invariably not until the 1920s that the company began recording. It was the following decade that saw the most notable recordings undertaken, a period when Martyn Green was the company's principal comedian between 1934 and 1951 with a gap between the Second World War. There are ten double CD packages - the only missing operas are Thespis (which was performed but never published and is therefore lost), Utopia Limited and The Grand Duke, with the latter two relative failures compared with earlier successes and therefore not recorded as often as the greater works. By way of a bonus, however, Trial By Jury, a one-act opera that marked the arrival of Gilbert & Sullivan, has been included in this collection. The cover to each of the CD s is based on the original programme issued in the 19th century. Inside the four page booklet is a brief synopsis of each work together with the full cast list. These include Darrell Fancourt, Derek Oldham, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville, Leslie Rands and Radley Flynn.
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These CDs are derived from old (mono) sound recordings, so the sound quality is a little disappointing, but the performances are top rate and very enjoyable,Published on 20 May 2014 by A. A. Green
Very poor quality CDs. Have only played them about 10 times and the sound on one CD is now slurred.The second CD just rotates and cannot be played at all.Published on 3 Mar. 2014 by Marion