Home > Album Information > Opera Explained: GILBERT and SULLIVAN (Smillie)

Opera Explained: GILBERT and SULLIVAN (Smillie)


Detailed information about this album may be seen after you log into the site. You can see examples of this information by giving the 15-minute Preview a try.

Track Details

Disc 1



An Introduction to... Gilbert and Sullivan- 02:37:50
1 Introduction and historical background 00:06:09
2 The enduring appeal of Gilbert and Sullivan 00:02:29
3 W.S. Gilbert 00:02:37
4 Arthur Sullivan 00:02:51
5 Thespis 00:03:55
6 Trial by Jury 00:05:20
7 Autobiographical 'entrance arias' 00:04:42
8 'A nice dilemma' 00:04:14
9 The Sorcerer 00:01:32
10 H.M.S. Pinafore: 'Pinafore-mania' 00:03:19
11 The opening 00:04:52
12 Enter the First Lord of the Admiralty 00:06:35
13 The Pirates of Penzance 00:04:55
14 'Climbing over rocky mountains' 00:05:47
15 The double chorus 00:05:42
16 'A policeman's lot is not a happy one' 00:03:56
17 Patience 00:05:41
18 Iolanthe 00:04:44

Disc 2



An Introduction to... Gilbert and Sullivan- 02:37:50
1 Iolanthe continued: Enter the House of Lords 00:05:05
2 Act I: Finale 00:05:30
3 Act II 00:04:09
4 Princess Ida 00:01:13
5 The Mikado 00:04:39
6 Enter Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner 00:07:14
7 Act I: Finale 00:06:33
8 Act II 00:02:31
9 Ruddigore: The Yeomen of the Guard 00:03:21
10 Jack Point, the jester 00:05:46
11 Act II 00:06:18
12 Gilbert and Sullivan quarrel; The Gondoliers 00:06:51
13 Enter the Duke of Plaza-Toro 00:04:48
14 Act II 00:06:29
15 The 'carpet quarrel' 00:04:27
16 Conclusion 00:03:36