Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe; Overture di Ballo - Alexander Young (tenor); April Cantelo (soprano); Elsie Morison (soprano); George Baker (baritone); Heather Harper (soprano); Ian Wallace (baritone); John Cameron (baritone); Marjorie Thomas (alto); Monica Sinclair (alto); Owen Brannigan (bass)
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  1. Iolanthe (The Peer and the Peri), operetta
  2. Overture di ballo, for orchestra in E major
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Iolanthe has never achieved quite the place in the popular imagination that H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado have, but musically and dramatically it's one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most musically and dramatically integrated operettas. Sullivan's score is even more than usually tuneful, and his orchestration is particularly sparkling and inventive. The operetta receives a splendid performance by Malcolm Sargent leading the Pro Arte Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus. The effectiveness of ...

Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe; Overture di Ballo 1992, EMI

UPC: 077776440026