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Musical Theatre Melodies - 17th March - "The Mikado" - (130th anniversary)

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 17th March at 9 p.m. will feature a 130th Anniversary tribute to W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's The Mikado, from the 1957 D'Oyly Carte Opera Company recording starring Donald Adams, Thomas Round, Peter Pratt, Kenneth Sandford, Alan Styler, Jean Hindmarsh, Beryl Dixon, Jennifer Toye and Ann Drummond-Grant.

This will be followed by a 1902 recording of "The Mikado's Song" sung by Richard Temple, (who created the title role in the original 1885 D'Oyly Carte London production); plus selections from Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury, (to mark its 140th Anniversary on 25th March), from the 1961 HMV studio cast recording featuring George Baker, Elsie Morison, Richard Lewis, John Cameron, Owen Brannigan and Bernard Turgeon.


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