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Gilbert & Sullivan: Patience

Album Summary

>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience (Bunthorne's Bride), operetta
Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious and tuneful 1881 spoof of Oscar Wilde and the Pre-Raphaelite movement is presented with complete music and dialog by the Ohio Light Opera. Patience was the sixth of the 14 Gilbert & Sullivan collaborations. It played for 850 performances, moving to the Savoy Theatre, where it was hailed as the first theatrical production to be lit entirely by electric light.

"Such a jewel of perfection as 'Patience' deserves a perfect jewel of a performance. This is it! I saw a production last summer, and it was sheer delight. I am most pleased to have an audio souvenir of such a pleasant evening in the theater... Julie Wright Costa was formerly a principal soprano at OLO and is now a true contralto, taking on the great female character roles. She creates a Lady Jane of epic proportions, rotund of voice. She has a magical way with the text, and she's a mean wrestler challenging an imposing double bass in her aria... OLO Music Director Michael Borowitz keeps the musical magic in the pit rollicking along-not a sign of fatigue or ennui from the young orchestra." -American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wooster College, Wooster, OH (2010).


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>Sullivan, Arthur : Patience (Bunthorne's Bride), operetta
  • Conductor: Michael Borowitz
  • Running Time: 51 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1881