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Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe / Mills, Hammond-Stroud, et al

Gilbert & Sullivan
Release Date: 10/22/2002 
Label:  Acorn Media   Catalog #: 8536  
Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Alexander OliverDerek Hammond-StroudBeverly MillsKate Flowers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraAmbrosian Opera Chorus

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From the popular series seen on PBS and the BBC. Once the life and soul of Fairyland, Iolanthe was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen, she returns, still a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreak havoc with the proceedings in the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and starring Beverley Mills, Derek Hammond-Stroud, Alexander Oliver and Kate Flowers. DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE an introduction to the opera by Douglas Read more Fairbanks, Jr., Gilbert & Sullivan profile, song index and companion booklet featuring the Iolanthe libretto. Read less

Works on This Recording

Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Alexander Oliver (Tenor), Derek Hammond-Stroud (Baritone), Beverly Mills (Soprano),
Kate Flowers (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
Date of Recording: 1982 

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