M1500 .S95 M5 2002 DVD
Opera. Music by Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by W.S. Gilbert.
In the Japanese town of Titipu, a wandering minstrel, Nanki-Poo, is searching for the lovely Yum-Yum, with whom he has fallen in love. But Yum-Yum is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. Ko-Ko is under pressure from the absent Mikado to perform an execution and persuades the suicidal Nanki-Poo to be his victim. The fact that Nanki-Poo is actually the heir to the throne of Japan creates an awkward situation when the Mikado arrives in town. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and starring William Conrad, John Stewart, Clive Revill, Kate Flowres and Stafford Dean.
Cast: William Conrad, John Stewart, Clive Revill, Kate Flowers, Stafford Dean ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Alexander Faris, conductor ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; John McCarthy, chorus master.
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