The Mikado

Australia, 1988

Film
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Acclaimed as Gilbert and Sullivan’s master work, “The Mikado”, after 100 years, is still their most popular opera. This is a beautiful production, directed by Christopher Renshaw, with hundreds of painted fans, huge porcelain urns, and its visual send-ups of Victorian England’s views of the then mysterious Japan. Features singers Robert Eddie (The Mikado), Heather Begg (Katisha), Peter Cousens (Nanki-Poo), Anne-Maree McDonald, Caroline Clack, Jennifer Bermingham as the Three Little Maids, Graeme Ewer (Ko-Ko), and The Australian Opera Chorus. Also features The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra conducted by Andrew Greene. Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House on 25 February 1987 and produced for television in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Credits

co-director

Virginia Lumsden

Christopher Renshaw

producer

Virginia Lumsden

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Opera Australia

Language

English

Duration

02:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35270

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Opera - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Performance

Performance → Opera - Performance

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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