Flowers That Bloom in the Spring: Gilbert and Sullivan

This is from The Mikado, and strangely enough I have fond memories of this musical, this comic opera. When I was a senior in high school taking a speech course, the teacher, a venerable old lady called Ma Baker behind her back, made us recite the whole Mikado standing on a small stage and taking parts. I had never heard of it before, but I never forgot once I became of the three Little Maids From School.

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10 Comments on “Flowers That Bloom in the Spring: Gilbert and Sullivan”

  1. Hedley Says:

    And my favorite version of the Mikado is the Malcom Sargent version recorded in 1957 with the Glynebourne Festival Chorus and featuring Owen Brannigan, Richard Lewis, Geriant Evans and the great Ian Wallace.

    That version filled our home for many years. Strangely Nicci and I even saw The Black Mikado in London around 75. I guess I really like the Mikado

    Add Topsy Turvy to your movie night and get ready to be thrilled

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I even know Ian Wallace!

      I haven’t heard enough versions of The Mikado to have a favorite, but I do remember borrowing a record of it from the libaray..


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  3. katry Says:

    MDH,
    No, I hadn’t ever heard of it and had to look it up when you suggested I watch Topsy Turvy. I’d like it I suspect with its Victorian England views.

    • Hedley Says:

      It tells of the conflicts between the two of them and how they created their most famous collaboration, The Mikado. It also layers in significant staging of the Mikado. A terrific movie and well worth your time.


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