Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert & Sullivan: Operettas / Sargent, Pro Arte Orchestra (16 CD Box Set)

Gilbert & Sullivan: Operettas / Sargent, Pro Arte Orchestra (16 CD Box Set)
FLAC | IMG+CUE+LOGs+Booklet | 4 GB

The advent of stereo brought forth two competing Gilbert and Sullivan cycles that retain their classic status in divergent ways.
Seasoned Savoyards lean towards Decca's D'Oyly Carte recordings, where the use of singing actors and inclusion of dialogue add up to a palpable theatrical experience. By contrast, EMI's competing cycle featured some of Britain's finest operatic singers of the 1950s and '60s, who largely command both music and text on equal terms. The nine operettas in this series conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent–Trial by Jury, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Yeomen of the Guard, and The Gondoliers–are repackaged in a budget-priced, space-saving box. True, some might contend that Sargent's stoutly moderate tempos downplay the authors' irreverent bite, but at least you can make out every blasted word. And that's important, since EMI includes no librettos, just a synopsis of each work. As a bonus, Sullivan's orchestral forays outside comic opera fill out the discs, including incidental music to The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice, the touching Overture in C ("In Memoriam"), an attractively tuneful Symphony in E, and a fascinating reconstruction of a Cello Concerto, whose autograph and parts perished in a 1964 fire. You simply cannot find a more comprehensive Gilbert and Sullivan bargain than this highly enticing set. Grab it while you can.
Jed Distler (Amazon.com)
Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance (Shore, Bloom / Parry) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]

Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance (Shore, Bloom / Parry) 2015 [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080i (16:9), 18.5 mbps, 25 fps | English, AC3 448 kbps, 5.1 ch | Subs: Eng, Ger, Spa, Ita, Por | 02:00:34 | 16.7 GB
Classical, Comic Opera | ENO | HDTV->MP4

Mike Leigh’s sparkling new production of this much-loved comic opera. Live screening from the London Coliseum, 19 May 2015.
A Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan The Words and the Music of One Hundred and Two Songs from Eleven Operettas

A Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan The Words and the Music of One Hundred and Two Songs from Eleven Operettas by Deems (Ed.) Taylor
English | 1941 | ISBN: 1135509913 | ASIN: B0006DFZUQ | 416 pages | PDF | 34 MB

The words and the music of 102 songs from 11 Operettas. A note about the piano arrangements (excerpts): The piano arrangements contained in this volume are completely new. I derived them exclusively from the original piano scores, published in London during the composer's lifetime. In making these new arrangements, my guiding principle was the strict and faithful observance of Sullivan's style and spirit.

Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna  

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 7, 2014
Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna

Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna (Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theatre) by Adrienne Simpson
English | August 22, 2003 | ISBN: 0415937507 | 208 pages | PDF | 10 MB

This biography tells the story of Alice May, a touring prima donna in the nineteenth century who travelled from England to Australia, New Zealand, India and the US, taking part in pioneering performances of the popular light operas of the day. Along the way she took part in many premieres, including the first production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer and the first authorised American production of The Mikado . This colourful life story will appeal to theatre historians, fans of the melodrama, burlesque, and the musical stage.
Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance (Andrew Greene) (2007) [Full Blu-ray]

Gilbert & Sullivan - The Pirates of Penzance (Andrew Greene) (2007)
BluRay | BDMV | VC-1 Video / 24005 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 112 min | 21,4 GB
Audio: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Classical | KULTUR

Peppered with unforgettable melodies and tongue-twisting songs, The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most popular operettas ever written. Opera Australia's new production is an effervescent smash hit with a national tour and jubilant sellout seasons everywhere.
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado (1 CD) Charles Mackerras (1991)

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans (complete, with libretto) | 79’10’’ (1 CD) | 379 MB
Opera | Label: Telarc | Recorded: 1991| Released: 1992
Marie McLaughlin, Anne Howells, Felicity Palmer, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Richard Stuart, Richard Van Allan, Donald Adams; Charles Mackerras

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado (DVD)  

Posted by fredoking at Aug. 19, 2010
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado (DVD)

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Mikado (DVD)
DVD9 | 720 x 576 | PAL | 4:3 | 25fps | MPEG-2 | LPCM 48 kHz / DTS 5.1 | 7GB

The Mikado was written in 1885 when Europe was in the grip of Japan mania. The public had thronged to extravagant exhibitions of japonaiserie and had acquired a seemingly insatiable desire for patterned silks, china, fans, lacquer boxes …. and the retail trade responded with an oriental slant in their advertisements for even the most mundane objects. It's just this spirit that Tim Goodchild has captured in his cleverly thought out designs….
Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna (Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theater)

Alice May: Gilbert & Sullivan's First Prima Donna (Forgotten Stars of the Musical Theater)
Publisher: Routledge | 2003-08-22 | ISBN: 0415937507 | 208pages | PDF | 9.94MB

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Every Song Has Its Play (1995) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Oct. 7, 2016
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Every Song Has Its Play (1995) [Japan]

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Every Song Has Its Play (1995) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Stage & Screen | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 50:23 Min | 698,79 Mb
Label: Kitty Enterprises, Inc. (Japan) | Released: 1995-06-01

Every Song Has its play is an Irish-English singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan’s fourth studio album, originally released in May 1995. The 14 tracks included in this album are soundtrack from his semi-autobiographical musical 'Every Song Has its Play' and it is one of O'Sullivan's best albums released in the 90s alonside 'Sounds of the Loop'.

Gilbert O'Sullivan - The Essential Collection (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 1, 2016
Gilbert O'Sullivan - The Essential Collection (2016)

Gilbert O'Sullivan - The Essential Collection (2016)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1000 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 361 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Soft Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Union Square Music / BMG #USMTVCD013

Gilbert O'Sullivan is without doubt one of the UK's most successful singer songwriters. He became a worldwide superstar in the 70's topping the UK and US single charts. Today he continues to be regarded as one of the world s finest songwriters with his songs being covered by major artists including Michael Bublé, Neil Diamond and Nina Simone, with notable admirers including Paul Weller and Mick Hucknall. Gilbert has had 14 top 40 singles including 3 number 1 singles Clair , Get Down and Alone Again (Naturally) in the US. This new 2CD ultimate collection features all of his classic hits but also comes right up to date with his latest single No Way (which has been a massive hit at Radio 2) and the brand new single…