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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company / Royston Nash / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Yeomen Of The Guard (2CD)

With its roots in the mid-nineteenth century English opera tradition of Balfe and Wallace, ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’, is an integrated hybrid of operetta and romantic opera that combines the sparkling essence of previous Savoy successes with heightened drama and emotion while its score is also free from the earnestness in which much of Sullivan’s 1891 grand opera ‘Ivanhoe’ (with libretto by Julian Sturgis) is mired.

 

PERFORMERS

Sir Richard Cholmondel: Michael Rayner
Colonel Fairfax: Geoffrey Shovelton
Sergeant Meryll: John Ayldon
Leonard Meryll: Meston Reid
Jack Point: John Reed
Wilfred Shadbolt: Kenneth Sandford
First Yeoman: Barry Clark
Second Yeoman: Gareth Jones
Elsie Maynard: Barbara Lilley
Phoebe Meryll: Jane Metcalfe
Dame Carruthers: Patricia Leonard
Kate; Suzanne O’Keefe
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royston Nash

THE D’OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY’S FINAL RECORDING RELEASED ON DECCA CD FOR THE FIRST TIME