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The Mikado

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Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Librettist:

W.S. Gilbert

Premiere:

Not entered yet.

Language:

English

Synopsis:

The Mikado Synopsis

Libretto:

The Mikado Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera The Mikado

The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert, their ninth of fourteen operatic collaborations. It opened on March 14, 1885, in London, where it ran at the Savoy Theatre for 672 performances, which was the second longest run for any work of musical theatre and one of the longest runs of any theatre piece up to that time. Before the end of 1885, it was estimated that, in Europe and America, at least 150 companies were producing the opera. The Mikado remains the most frequently performed Savoy Opera, and it is especially popular with amateur and school productions. The work has been translated into numerous languages and is one of the most frequently played musical theatre pieces in history.
Setting the opera in Japan, an exotic locale far away from Britain, allowed Gilbert to satirise British politics and institutions more freely by disguising them as Japanese. Gilbert used foreign or fictional locales in several operas, including The Mikado, Princess Ida, The Gondoliers, Utopia, Limited and The Grand Duke, to soften the impact of his pointed satire of British institutions.
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Roles in The Mikado

The Mikado Bass or Bass-Baritone
Nanki-Poo Tenor
Ko-Ko Baritone
Pooh-Bah Baritone
Pish-Tush Baritone
Go-To Bass
Yum-Yum Soprano
Pitti-Sing Mezzo-Soprano

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All scenes from The Mikado

Arias from The Mikado
Duets from The Mikado

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Our great Mikado virtuous man Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Pish-Tush
2As some day it may happen Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Ko-Ko
3A wandering minstrel Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo
4Overture Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: English

Roles:
5If you want to know who we are Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.01-1

Type: chorusVoice: Language: English

Roles:
6Gentlemen, I pray you tell me Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Pish-Tush
7Young man, despair Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Pooh-Bah/Pish-Tush/Nanki-Poo
8And 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
9Behold the Lord High Executioner Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.05-1

Type: chorusVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Ko-Ko
10Comes a train of little ladies Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.06

Type: chorusVoice: Language: English

Roles:
11Three little maids from school are we Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.07

Type: trioVoice: S S/Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing
12So 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
13Were you not to Ko-Ko plighted Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.09

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: English

Roles: Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum
14I am so proud Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.10

Type: trioVoice: Br Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko/Pish-Tush
15With aspect stern and gloomy stride Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11-1

Type: ensembleVoice: Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko
16The 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
17Your revels cease Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA TLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha/Nanki-Poo
18Oh fool that fleest Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11-4

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha/Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko/Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing
19For he's going to marry Yum-Yum Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11-5

Type: ensembleVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Pitti-Sing
20The hour of gladness is dead and gone Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11f

Type: aria,sceneVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha/Nanki-Poo
21Ye torrents roar! Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 1.11g

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: cA Br Br T S S/Mz MzLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha/Pooh-Bah/Ko-Ko/Nanki-Poo/Yum-Yum/Peep-Bo/Pitti-Sing
22The sun whose rays are all ablaze Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Yum-Yum
23A more human Mikado Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: The Mikado
24Alone and yet alive Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha
25Braid the raven hair Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.01

Type: chorusVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Pitti-Sing
26Brightly dawns our wedding day Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.03

Type: quartetVoice: S Mz T BrLanguage: English

Roles: Yum-Yum/Pitti-Sing/Nanki-Poo/Pish-Tush
27Here'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
28Miyasama Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.05

Type: chorus,duetVoice: B/B-Br cALanguage: English

Roles: The Mikado/Katisha
29The criminal cried Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.07

Type: trioVoice: Mz Br BrLanguage: English

Roles: Pitti-Sing/Ko-Ko/Pooh-Bah
30See 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
31The 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
32Hearts do not break! Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Katisha
33There is beauty in the bellow of the blast Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct: 2.12

Type: duetVoice: Br cALanguage: English

Roles: Ko-Ko/Katisha
34For 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
35Willow, Tit-Willow Popularity:

Opera: Mikado, TheComposer: SullivanAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: English

Roles: