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|Arthur Sullivan, Isidore Godfrey, New Symphony Orchestra of London|
Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore Highlights
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Melanie P. from COPPERAS COVE, TX
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
All the famous choruses.... "And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts..."
... He's hardly ever sick at sea ....
impitbosshereonlevel2 | Merced | 07/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit, I only bought the opera because I was rather amused by Sideshow Bob's rendition of the HMS Pinafore (Cape Feare, The Simpsons). Since then, I've bought (and enjoyed) the Mikado, planning to get the Pirates of Penzance soon. This opera is both hilarious and beautiful, mainly thanks to a great performance by the D'Oyly Carte opera company. If you're at all interested in classical music and the opera (which you should be), this is something that everyone should have."
Outstanding recording - average selection
Yi-Peng | Singapore | 06/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nothing more needs to be said about this superb D'Oyly Carte Pinafore, which won a well-dseerved Rosette from the Penguin Guide. Yet, in this highlights disc, I find that despite containing most of the major scenes, I dearly wish that Decca had chosen the excerpts a little more carefully. The lack of the entire "Carefully on tiptoe stealing" sequence seems to be an extremely serious minus in my book, particularly when it presents a sharp twist in the story. In addition, I also find that the inclusion of the entire "Over the bright blue sea" sequence is a little too - too redundent because the entrance of Sir Joseph is more important. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful disc of Pinafore excerpts. It presents a generous selection of excerpts that offers a good playing time without affecting sales of the complete set, and it also is enough to make one feel contented for a long time before purchasing the complete recording."