Gilbert & Sullivan: The Sorcerer; Utopia Limited
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825363
Barcode
00028948253630
Format
2-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

ARTHUR SULLIVAN
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT
The Sorcerer

D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
New Symphony Orchestra
Isidore Godfrey

Utopia Limited (excerpts)
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Isidore Godfrey

 

 

 

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (The Sorcerer); Michael Bremner (Utopia Limited)
Balance Engineer: James Lock (Utopia Limited)
Recording Locations: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, 8, 10, 16, 21, 23, 24, 29 & 30 July 1953 (The Sorcerer); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 28–31 August 1963 (Utopia Limited)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: LK 4070–71 (The Sorcerer); LK 4579/SKL 4579 (Utopia Limited)

Reviews

‘I admired anew, Jeffrey Skitch’s polished baritone in the Vicar’s songs and Neville Griffiths’s lyrical tenor in one of Sullivan’s rare waltz songs … It is this Sorcerer recording that is the only one worthy of consideration as a competitor to other recordings.’ Gramophone (The Sorcerer)

‘This record is quite a remarkable bargain… The book is full of wit and the music has great charm… these excerpts are doubly welcome…The stereo effects are very well judged.’ Gramophone (Utopia Limited)