Isidore Godfrey and Royston Nash Conducts Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and Cox and Box

Performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, the New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Isidore Godfrey and the RPO conducted by Royston Nash

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COMPOSERS: Sullivan
LABELS: Eloquence
ALBUM TITLE: Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance and Cox and Box
WORKS: The Pirates of Penzance; Cox and Box
PERFORMER: D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, New Symphony Orchestra of London/Isidore Godfrey; *RPO/Royston Nash
CATALOGUE NO: 480 7059 (1958/78)

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D’Oyly Carte recorded better versions of Pirates in the 1960s and ’70s. Ann Drummond-Grant’s fruity Ruth and Jean Hindmarsh’s soubrettish Mabel shine in a lacklustre cast. Cox and Box has more wit. Christopher Cook