Multimedia Collection

Princess Ida

114 min
M1500 .S92 P75 2002 DVD

Operetta. Music by Arthur Sullivan. Libretto by W.S. Gilbert.

British television recording of 1982 London stage performance of the operetta. Hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

King Hildebrand and his son, Hilarion, are in their castle awaiting the arrival of King Gama and his daughter, Princess Ida. The royal offspring have been betrothed for 20 years, nearly all their lives. When Gama arrives without Ida, he explains that she has renounced men and formed a women's university from which males of all species are barred. While Gama is held hostage, Hilarion, with two friends, determines to storm Ida's castle and woo her into submission. Featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and starring Neil Howlett, Frank Gorsin, Nan Christie, Laurence Dale and Anne Collins.

In English.

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