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Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore

Scottish Opera

Gilbert & Sullivan: HMS Pinafore

...hugely fun
CKD 522 (Linn Records)
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1
HMS Pinafore: Overture

HMS Pinafore: Overture

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Band Scottish Opera
Writer Tim Brooke-Taylor
05:18 Play $3.40
2
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Chorus. We sail the ocean blue

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Chorus. We sail the ocean blue

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
02:02 Play $1.70
3
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative & Song. Hail, men-o’-war’s men

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative & Song. Hail, men-o’-war’s men

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Hilary Summers
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
03:12 Play $1.70
4
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Scena. The Nightingale sighed

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Scena. The Nightingale sighed

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Hilary Summers, Gavan Ring
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
00:31 Play $1.70
5
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Scena. The Nightingale sighed

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Scena. The Nightingale sighed

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Toby Spence
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
05:17 Play $3.40
6
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative & Song. My gallant crew, good morning

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative & Song. My gallant crew, good morning

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Andrew Foster-Williams
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
02:17 Play $1.70
7
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative. Sir, you are sad!

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative. Sir, you are sad!

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Hilary Summers, Andrew Foster-Williams
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
01:41 Play $1.70
8
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Song. Sorry her lot

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Song. Sorry her lot

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
03:55 Play $1.70
9
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Chorus of Women. Over the bright blue sea

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Chorus of Women. Over the bright blue sea

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
00:48 Play $1.70
10
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Chorus of Sailors & Relatives. We sail the ocean blue

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Chorus of Sailors & Relatives. We sail the ocean blue

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
02:02 Play $1.70
11
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative, Song & Chorus. I am the monarch of the sea

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Recitative, Song & Chorus. I am the monarch of the sea

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist John Mark Ainsley, Kitty Whately
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
01:23 Play $1.70
12
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Song. When I was a lad

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Song. When I was a lad

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist John Mark Ainsley
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
02:50 Play $1.70
13
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Exit for Ladies. For I hold that on the seas

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Exit for Ladies. For I hold that on the seas

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist John Mark Ainsley, Kitty Whately
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
00:50 Play $1.70
14
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Trio. A British tar

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Trio. A British tar

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Toby Spence, Gavan Ring, Barnaby Rea
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
02:40 Play $1.70
15
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Duet. Refrain, audacious tar

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Duet. Refrain, audacious tar

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Elizabeth Watts, Toby Spence
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
03:44 Play $1.70
16
HMS Pinafore: Act I, Finale. Can I survive this overbearing

HMS Pinafore: Act I, Finale. Can I survive this overbearing

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Toby Spence, Neal Davies, Elizabeth Watts, Kitty Whately, Gavan Ring
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
09:59 Play $3.40
17
HMS Pinafore: Entr’acte

HMS Pinafore: Entr’acte

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Band Scottish Opera
Writer Tim Brooke-Taylor
01:37 Play $1.70
18
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Song. Fair moon, to thee I sing

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Song. Fair moon, to thee I sing

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Andrew Foster-Williams
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
03:04 Play $1.70
19
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Duet. Things are seldom what they seem

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Duet. Things are seldom what they seem

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Hilary Summers, Andrew Foster-Williams
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
03:39 Play $1.70
20
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Scena. The hours creep on apace

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Scena. The hours creep on apace

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
05:08 Play $3.40
21
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Trio. Never mind the why and wherefore

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Trio. Never mind the why and wherefore

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Andrew Foster-Williams, John Mark Ainsley, Elizabeth Watts
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
02:54 Play $1.70
22
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Duet. Kind Captain

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Duet. Kind Captain

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Neal Davies, Andrew Foster-Williams
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
02:11 Play $1.70
23
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Soli. Carefully on tiptoe stealing

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Soli. Carefully on tiptoe stealing

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Neal Davies, Andrew Foster-Williams
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
01:45 Play $1.70
24
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Scena. Pretty daughter of mine

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Scena. Pretty daughter of mine

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Toby Spence, Elizabeth Watts, John Mark Ainsley, Gavan Ring, Neal Davies, Kitty Whately, John Mark Ainsley
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
06:22 Play $3.40
25
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Octet. Farewell, my own

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Octet. Farewell, my own

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Toby Spence, Elizabeth Watts, John Mark Ainsley, Gavan Ring, Neal Davies, Kitty Whately, Hilary Summers
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert
02:51 Play $1.70
26
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Legend. A many years ago

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Legend. A many years ago

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Hilary Summers
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
03:27 Play $1.70
27
HMS Pinafore: Act II, Finale. Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen

HMS Pinafore: Act II, Finale. Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen

Composer Arthur Sullivan
Conductor Richard Egarr
Soloist Elizabeth Watts, Kitty Whately, Toby Spence, Neal Davies, Andrew Foster-Williams, John Mark Ainsley, Hilary Summers
Band Scottish Opera
Writer William Gilbert, Tim Brooke-Taylor
03:26 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 85 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$20.00 
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This live recording of an acclaimed one-off, sold-out performance at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival captures the wit and fun of Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore.

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Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts

Elizabeth Watts won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Watts has also won the Outstanding Young Artist Award at the Cannes MIDEM Classique Awards and the Kathleen Ferrier Award.
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John Mark Ainsley

John Mark Ainsley

Tenor John Mark Ainsley's discography covers the baroque and classical repertoire, the German Lied and English song and the American musical.
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Richard Egarr

Richard Egarr

Richard Egarr is a noted conductor and harpsichordist who is perhaps best known as the Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, a post he has held since 2006.
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Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera

Scottish Opera was founded by Sir Alexander Gibson in 1962 whilst the Orchestra of Scottish Opera was founded in 1980.
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Toby Spence

Toby Spence

Toby Spence is a British tenor active internationally on the concert platform, in the opera house and in recordings across a wide range of classical music.
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BBC CHOICE

 4 stars Performance / 4 stars Sound

'[With] a cast of top-drawer voices headed by Toby Spence's buoyant Ralph Rackstraw and Elizabeth Watts's Josephine...this is definitely recommendable.' BBC Music Magazine

'...with a cast like this, the results are never less than engaging – whether it’s the chorus, sighing in response to Elizabeth Watts’s breathless ‘I love you’ as Josephine in the Act 1 finale or the orchestra’s delicious period-appropriate portamentos...' Gramophone

Disc of the Week: '…for my money Egarr and Co. get the balance between tradition and freshness absolutely spot-on...Egarr brings out some wonderful orchestral detail.' Presto

Heading up a cast that reads like a 'who's who' of the opera world is John Mark Ainsley, Elizabeth Watts and Toby Spence. Completing the star-studded line up is comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor (The Goodies, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue) as the narrator.

Conductor Richard Egarr (AAM, SCO) applies his extensive knowledge of period performance practice to recreate the sound and style typical of the late nineteenth century, a first for a G&S recording.

HMS Pinafore is rich in comic burlesque, sending up theatrical and operatic conventions and parodying the Italian opera of the day. The tongue-in-cheek writing is apparent from the opening chorus and the music is equally rich in comic pastiche and styles; 'For he is an Englishman' is one of the greatest master strokes.

The complete cast list is: John Mark Ainsley (The Rt Hon. Sir Joseph Porter KCB), Elizabeth Watts (Josephine), Andrew Foster-Williams (Captain Corcoran), Toby Spence (Ralph Rackstraw), Kitty Whately (Hebe), Neal Davies (Dick Deadeye), Hilary Summers (Little Buttercup), Gavan Ring (Bill Bobstay) and Barnaby Rea (Bob Becket).

Climb aboard the HMS Pinafore for a hugely fun seafaring romp!

View the booklet in full here

Presto Classical 'Disc of the Year' Finalists
22 November 2016
Dunedin Consort and Scottish Opera included.
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BBC 'Choice' For Two Linn Recordings
07 July 2016
Critics Praise IBO and Scottish Opera
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Richard Egarr Talks Pinafore
20 May 2016
Get All The Inside Info
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Opera News
Critic's Choice: 'Revelatory...An eminently seaworthy Pinafore, sure to captivate Savoyards everywhere.'
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Crescendo
4 Stars
« HMS Pinafore est une œuvre plaisante contenant de nombreux airs fort bien construits ... Elle reste somme toute assez lisse... »
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'So beautifully done. Sophisticated. It's a strong cast.'
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Fanfare
'The cast for this Pinafore is consistently satisfying...John Mark Ainsley as Sir Joseph...is wickedly funny...'
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Arthur Sullivan Society Journal
'Richard Egarr's enthusiasm for the opera, and for Sullivan, shines out in his conducting, which is lively and sensitive.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
Opera Choice: 'As a full modern recording without dialogue, this is definitely recommendable.'
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AllMusic
4½ Stars
'Featuring a charismatic cast...the production was especially noteworthy for conductor Richard Egarr's historically informed approach to the music.'
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KulturRadio
5 Stars
„Diese CD ist ein Glücksfall und ein erstaunlicher Lebensbeweis des Genres.“
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Der Neue Merker
„Die Aufführung der Schottischen Oper in Edinburgh ist jedenfalls ein Hit."
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The Telegraph
'...the performance is largely excellent...the whole thing bounces and sparkles and smiles...'
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The New Listener
„Dazwischen hinreißende Chöre und Ensembles, kurzum ein Vergnügen, das diese Live-Aufnahme durchaus adäquat einfängt."
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The Herald Scotland
'Conductor Richard Egarr, the Scottish Opera orchestra and chorus and a fine line-up of soloists, including John Mark Ainsley, Elizabeth Watts and Toby Spence shine...'
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Gramophone
'...it's light on its feet, and the Scottish Opera Orchestra respond with warmth and grace. It was clearly one of those occasions where everyone plays off each other, and with a cast like this, the results are never less than engaging...'
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Financial Times
'A first-rate cast...[it] sparkles.'
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MusicWeb International
'The singers are first class and well suited to their roles...The rest of the cast do equal justice, with soloists and chorus singing with excellent tonal balance, energy and commitment under Richard Egarr's leadership.'
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Ihr Opernratgeber
„Für den spritzigen Orchesterklang sorgt der Dirigent Richard Egarr . Eine witzige Produktion, die glücklicherweise ohne Holzhammerhumor auskommt.“
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The Sunday Times
'Gilbert's satire on the English class system, political jobbery and hypocrisy, and the navy still resonates...its native tunefulness keep[s] the score fresh.'
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Presto Classical
Disc of the Week: '…for my money Egarr and Co. get the balance between tradition and freshness absolutely spot-on: there’s a tremendous sense of affection and conviction from all involved, and never a suggestion of anyone condescending to the material…Working from two recent scholarly editions of the score, Egarr brings out some wonderful orchestral detail...'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
„frisch gestrichen“
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The Herald Scotland
Interview with conductor Richard Egarr
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