19 Aug 2012, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2012 Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard

Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard
Prom 49: Gilbert & Sullivan – The Yeomen of the Guard
19:30 Sun 19 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard, one of the duo’s grandest Savoy operas, celebrates London in this Olympic year.
Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard, one of the duo’s grandest Savoy operas, celebrates London in this Olympic year.

Programme

Performers

  • Leigh Melrose
    baritone (Lt Sir Richard Cholmondeley)
    baritone (Lt Sir Richard Cholmondeley)
  • Andrew Kennedy
    tenor (Colonel Fairfax)
    tenor (Colonel Fairfax)
  • Lisa Milne
    soprano (Elsie Maynard)
    soprano (Elsie Maynard)
  • Victoria Simmonds
    mezzo-soprano (Phoebe Meryll)
    mezzo-soprano (Phoebe Meryll)
  • Dame Felicity Palmer
    mezzo-soprano (Dame Carruthers)
    mezzo-soprano (Dame Carruthers)
  • Mary Bevan
    soprano (Kate)
    soprano (Kate)
  • Mark Richardson
    bass-baritone (Sergeant Meryll)
    bass-baritone (Sergeant Meryll)
  • Tom Randle
    tenor (Leonard Meryll)
    tenor (Leonard Meryll)
  • Mark Stone
    baritone (Jack Point)
    baritone (Jack Point)
  • Toby Stafford-Allen
    baritone (Wilfred Shadbolt)
    baritone (Wilfred Shadbolt)
  • Jane Glover
    conductor
    conductor
  • Martin Duncan
    stage director
    stage director
  • Steve Elias
    assistant director/choreographer
    assistant director/choreographer

About this event

Recent Proms seasons have seen a liberal sprinkling of complete Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, under such distinguished conductors as Jane Glover and the late Charles Mackerras. With its historic London setting, the grandest, most emotionally engaging of the Savoy operas is a must for 2012.

There will be one interval

 

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Andrew McGregor talks about Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard.

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