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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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Janna Baty (Lady Jane) © Kathy Wittman
Boston

Let the merry cymbals sound! Patience charms at Odyssey Opera

By , 02 June 2017
*****
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Lauren Zolezzi (Patience) © Richard Hubert Smith
Cambridge

Fresh, funny, frivolous: Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience from English Touring Opera in Cambridge

By , 26 April 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

John Wilson and the CBSO present British classics with a difference

By , 01 March 2017
***11
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Ashley Riches (The Pirate King) and Andrew Shore (Major General Stanley) © Tom Bowles
London

Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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Ben Porter (Major Murgatroyd), William Neely (Colonel Calverley), Taylor Rawley (Duke of Dunstable) © Lucas Buxman
San Francisco

Perfectly staged, Lamplighters' Patience stills demands patience

By , 04 February 2017
***11
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Charles Martin (Pooba) and Samuel Rabinowitz (Coco) © Lucas Buxman
San Francisco

Lamplighters' more PC Mikado is no less funny

By , 19 August 2016
****1
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Keith Lockhart © Winslow Townson
London

Prom 44: Brushing up our Shakespeare on Stage and Screen

By , 18 August 2016
***11
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© Buxton Opera Festival
Buxton

The Yeomen of the Guard strongly sung by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company

By , 26 July 2016
****1
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Stephen Richardson (The Mikado) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Mikado: A Victorian variety show on Japanese Night

By , 07 May 2016
***11
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Mary Bevan (Yum-Yum) and Anthony Gregory (Nanki-Poo) © ENO | Tristram Kenton
London

Jonathan Miller’s stylish, spirited Mikado revived once again at ENO

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Harrogate

A sparkling Patience in Harrogate

By , 14 August 2015
****1
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Andrew Shore (Major-General Stanley) © Tristram Kenton | ENO
London

That sinking feeling: ENO’s Pirates of Penzance scuppered at the Coliseum

By , 09 May 2015
**111
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Matthew Kellett (Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd) and Simon-Masterton Smith (Adam Goodheart) © Bill Knight
London

Always a bridesmaid: Charles Court Opera's Ruddigore

By , 18 February 2015
***11
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The King's Singers © Axel Nickolaus
Dublin

Delectable entertainment: The King's Singers charm Dublin

By , 05 February 2015
****1
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Dublin

Centenary performance of The Mikado in Dublin

By , 12 November 2013
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Graham Johnson  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Eine Nacht in Venedig: A fine start for the Leeds Lieder Festival

By , 11 October 2013
****1
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Richard Hills  ©  David Reed
London

Prom 58: Light organ music with Richard Hills

By , 26 August 2013
****1
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© Charles Smith
Buxton

Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival's remarkable Princess Ida

By , 17 August 2013
*****
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©  Charles Smith Photography
Buxton

Iolanthe at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

By , 03 August 2013
****1
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©  Charles Smith
Buxton

The Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival's Pirates of Penzance

By , 27 July 2013
****1
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John Wilson  ©  Chris Christodoulou
Liverpool

The best of Gilbert and Sullivan with John Wilson and the RLPO

By , 06 July 2013
****1
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The Pirates of Penzance, Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company  ©  KK Dundas
Glasgow

Pirates of Penzance set sail from Glasgow

By , 18 May 2013
****1
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The Mikado: Richard Suart and Richard Angas  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Jonathan Miller's Mikado returns to English National Opera

By , 01 December 2012
****1
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©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard

By , 19 August 2012
**111
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Buxton

The Grand Duke at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

By , 18 August 2012
***11
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Scene from the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company production of HMS Pinafore at the International Gi
Buxton

A British tar is a soaring soul: HMS Pinafore at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

By , 10 August 2012
****1
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Scene from Jeff Clarke's production of The Gondoliers at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Fest ©  Charles Smith
Buxton

Gilbert and Sullivan's Gondoliers in Buxton

By , 03 August 2012
***11
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Simon Butteriss as Ko-Ko
Buxton

Marvellous Mikado at the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

By , 29 July 2012
****1
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Checkmate  ©  BRB / Graeme Braidwood
London

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Autumn Glory: a smorgasbord of ballet delights

By , 19 October 2011
****1
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©  Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's revival of Ruddigore is a visual treat

By , 30 September 2011
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Naperville

Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here!

By , 27 March 2011
*****
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Alfie Boe as Nanki-Poo gets fresh with Sophie Bevan as Yum-Yum  ©  Chris Christodolou
London

Jonathan Miller's Mikado returns to the ENO

By , 26 February 2011
***11
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Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chiacgo
Chicago

Off with Their Heads!

By , 11 December 2010
****1
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