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Pirates of Penzance

4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Overture
  2. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Pour, Oh Pour, The Pirate Sherry
  3. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: When Fred'ric Was A Little Lad
  4. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Oh, Better Far To Live And Die
  5. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Oh! False One, You Have Deceiv'd Me!
  6. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Climbing Over Rocky Mountain
  7. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Oh! Stop Ladies, Pray!
  8. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast
  9. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Poor Wand'ring One!
  10. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: What Ought We To Do?
  11. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: How Beautifully Blue The Sky
  12. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Stay, We Must Not Lose Our Senses
  13. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Hold, Monsters!
  14. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: I Am The Very Model
  15. Pirates Of Penzance: Act 1: Finale Act One

Disc: 2

  1. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Introduction - Oh! Dry The Glist'ning Tear
  2. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Then, Frederic, Let YOur Escort Lion-Hearted
  3. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: When The Foeman Bares His Steel
  4. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Now, For The Pirates Lair!
  5. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: When You Had Left Our Pirate Fold
  6. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Away, Away, My Heart's On Fire!
  7. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: All Is Prepared
  8. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Stay Fred'ric, Stay!
  9. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: No, I'll Be Brave!
  10. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: When A Felon's Not Engaged In His Employment
  11. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: A Rollicking Band Of Pirates We
  12. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: With Cat-Like Tread
  13. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Hush, Hush! Not A Word
  14. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Sighing Softly To The River
  15. Pirates Of Penzance: Act Two: Now What Is This? - Finale Act Two


Product Details

  • Performer: Marilyn Hill Smith, Gareth Jones, Juliet Arthur, Patricia Cameron, Pauline Birchall, et al.
  • Orchestra: D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra
  • Conductor: John Pryce Jones, John Pryce-Jones
  • Composer: Arthur Sullivan
  • Audio CD (October 19, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029KG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #379,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This is the first digital D'Oyly Carte recording made straight after its reformation in the 1980s. While it may seem small-scale, it presents a firm, first-class performance. Eric Roberts, in his part of Major-General Stanley, really proves himself to be one of the greatest G&S veterans of our age, finding every existing nuance in the part. Malcolm Rivers makes a menacing Pirate King, with his leathery bass reminding one of Donald Adams' portrayal. The two lovers, Philip Cerasy and Marilyn Hill-Smith, sing with great charm and with romanticism. Susan Gritton's Ruth is firm and commanding. But possibly the most resonant part is Simon Masterton-Smith's resonant Sergeant of Police, whose portrayal, like Owen Brannigan, is resonant. He brings a certain individuality into the part, adding his own touches of Cockney accent. The chorus is first-class, and John Pryce-Jones draws beautiful sounds from his crisply and well-disciplined orchestra. This is an extremely acceptable performance for anybody, even to those who want a well-recorded D'Oyly Carte performance in digital sound.
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This was the first recording made by the revived D'Oyly Carte Opera company which was temporarily disbanded in 1982. Its reappearance was all the more welcome for this wonderful set. Crisp, imaginative conducting, fresh and articulate choral singing and inspired leads make this the best Pirates in the catalogue. Some may carp that it lacks the dialogue, which was included in an earlier D'Oyly Carte set, but it is a very minor drawback. Listening to this set was like hearing the opera for the first time. A wonderful recording full of revelations.
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The chorus is fresh, as noted. I don't know how much Malcolm Rivers reminds me of Donald Adams, but he sings well enough.

Marilyn Hill Smith makes a pretty good Mabel, though the high E-flat at the end of "Poor wand'ring one" is really pushing her range. She takes about every high note possible, even hitting the E-flat again at the end. She does well in the bit of dialogue included ("Sargent, approach")

Perhaps the biggest distinction of this set is the added materials of the finale. Originally, a form of Captain Corcoran's "Hardly ever" line was applied to the pirates in the Act II finale ("What all?").

The Sargent's accent is an acquired taste, which you may or may not acquire. I thought it sounded a bit forced, but that may be just me.

John Pryce-Jones' tempi are more believable here than in other issues he conducted. The track division for the opening chorus is strange. Rather than tracking to the beginning of the Act 1 music, Sony placed the division a few seconds before the chorus begins singing, leaving some of the piece attached to the Overture.

In short, this recording is probably best purchased in addition to, rather than in place of, the fine 1968 D'Oyly Carte recording with dialogue. The latter is also less expensive.
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I purchased this as a digital, mp3. The sound quality is very poor. It appears to have been dubbed from an LP. The orchestra is first-rate but the soloist are unimpressive. Fredrick sings consistently under pitch! The other voices are better, but only marginally. I'm going to look for a better digital album.
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It makes you sorry that D'Oyly Carte is not longer an option when visiting London because their interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan was always the best.
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If you love G&S you must have this classic. Then, explore further to the other G&S treasures - still marvelous and entertaining
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