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Kenneth Sandford

Singer details:

Voice: Baritone
Nationality: English
Year of Birth: 1924
Year of Death: 2004

About Kenneth Sandford:

Kenneth Sandford (28 June 1924 – 19 September 2004) was an English singer and actor, best known for his performances in baritone roles of the Savoy Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.

After service the Royal Air Force during World War II, Sandford turned away from a career in art and studied singing. He performed in musical theatre in the West End and on tour between 1950 and 1956, including 800 performances starring in a revue called Jokers Wild with The Crazy Gang. He also began a concert career. In 1957, he was engaged by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and immediately began to perform eight principal roles in repertory, including Pooh-Bah in The Mikado. He remained with the company for 25 years until it closed, also making about twenty recordings with the company, and several recordings for Readers' Digest and others.

In later years, Sandford continued to tour in and direct Gilbert and Sullivan productions, often with his former D'Oyly Carte colleague Roberta Morrell. After The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival was established in 1994, he often performed and lectured for the festival's audiences and held master classes for its performers.

Kenneth Sandford was born Kenneth Parkin in Godalming, Surrey and raised in Sheffield, where his father became landlord of a pub. Sandford hoped to be an artist, studying painting at the College of Arts and Crafts in Sheffield, where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. After he returned from service in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he attended that college, but he took up singing and became intrigued by the theatre. He began to perform in musicals, concerts and oratorios and switched to opera school. At this time he adopted his mother's maiden name as his professional surname, believing that Parkin "hardly rang with theatrical overtones."

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1I Am a Pirate King Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles:
2Rising Early in the Morning Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
3Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes Popularity:

Opera: Gondoliers, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
4A wandering minstrel Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo
5For he's gone and married Yum-Yum Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.13

Type: finale,ensembleVoice: Mz Br S T S/Mz BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pitti-Sing/Ko-Ko/Yum-Yum/Nanki-Poo/Peep-Bo/Pooh-Bah
6The threaten'd cloud has pass'd away Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11-2

Type: ensembleVoice: T S S/Mz Mz BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing/Pooh-Bah
7And I have journey'd for a month Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Pooh-Bah
8The criminal cried Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: Mz Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pitti-Sing/Ko-Ko/Pooh-Bah
9A rollicking band of Pirates we Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.11

Type: sceneVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Sergeant
10Behold the Lord High Executioner Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.05-1

Type: chorusVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Ko-Ko
11I am so proud Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.10

Type: trioVoice: Br Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko/Pish-Tush
12With aspect stern and gloomy stride Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11-1

Type: ensembleVoice: Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko
13Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum
14Young man, despair Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Pooh-Bah/Pish-Tush/Nanki-Poo
15We triumph now Popularity:

Opera: Pirates of Penzance, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.14-3

Type: sceneVoice: B B-Br Br cALanguage: English

Roles: Sergeant/Pirate King/Stanley/Ruth
16So please you, Sir Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.08

Type: quintetVoice: S S/Mz Mz Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing/Pooh-Bah/Pish-Tush
17See how the fates their gifts allot Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.08

Type: quintetVoice: B/B-Br cA Br Br MzLanguage: English

Roles: The Mikado/Katisha/Ko-Ko/Pooh-Bah/Pitti-Sing
18Here's a how-de-do! Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.04

Type: trioVoice: S T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Yum-Yum/Nanki-Poo/Ko-Ko
19The flower that bloom in the spring Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Ko-Ko/Yum-Yum/Pitti-Sing/Pooh-Bah
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