Perhaps Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular and most performed operetta, this Japanese inspired story has some of the most memorable of their songs including; 'Three Little Maids from School', 'I've got a Little List', 'A Wandering Minstrel' and 'A Most Humane Mikado'. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, arrives in disguise in the town of Titipu to escape his betrothal to the rather aged Katisha. Here, he falls in love with Yum-Yum, the reluctant fiancee of Ko-Ko the executioner (who doesn't execute people). Meanwhile, the Mikado comes to visit Pooh-Bah, the spiv of a town mayor, seeking some public executions and Katisha arrives seeking her betrothed ... plans are uregently required to make everyone happy and nobody headless. Revival. A co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Music Center Opera.


Richard Suart (Ko-Ko), Frances McCafferty (Katisha), Graeme Danby (Pooh-Bah), Riccardo Simonetti (Pish-Tush), Victoria Simmonds (Pitti-Sing), Bonaventura Bottone (Nanki-Poo), Alison Roddy (Yum-Yum), Richard Angas (The Mikado of Japan), Fiona Canfield (Peep-Bo)


Music: A.Sullivan
Lyrics: W.S.Gilbert
Company: English National Opera
Director(s): Jonathan Miller (original production), David Ritch (revivial director)
Design: Stefanos Lazaridis
Costume: Sue Blane
Lighting: Davy Cunningham
Choreographer(s): Anthony van Laast (original choreographer), Carol Grant (revival choreographer)
Conductor(s): Mark Shanahan, Alex Ingram (from Jan 22)
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The Mikado

The Mikado (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T243435838. Details of all The Mikado archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2026

Archive Listings

10 Dec 01
19 Feb 02
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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