Princess Ida (Sullivan, Arthur)

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Dunedin Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Hilary Norris (stage director)
Michael Andrewes (conductor/musical director)
Bruce McMillan (King Hildebrand)
Stephen Smith (Hilarion)
Karl Gorringe (Cyril)
Joel Allen (Florian)
Geoff Swift (King Gama)
Geoff Patton (Arac)
Russell Clark (Guron)
Campbell Thomson (Scynthius)
Rae Shurbutt (Princess Ida)
Jane Robertson (Lady Blanche)
Belinda Leckie (Lady Psyche)
Sarah Oliver (Melissa)
Jenny Stein (Sacharissa)
Barbara Bloemsaat (Chloe)
Constance Butler (Ada)
Publisher Info. Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust, 2006.
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Misc. Notes Recorded live, 2006. This is audio from a videotaped performance.
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). Catalog A5340.
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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell & Co., n.d.[1884]. Plate 17,871.
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Work Title Princess Ida
Alternative. Title Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant
Composer Sullivan, Arthur
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAS 61
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts:
Overture (includes "We are warriors three" and "Minerva! oh, hear me")
Act I
1. "Search throughout the panorama" (Florian and Chorus)
2. "Now hearken to my strict command" (Hildebrand and Chorus)
3. "Today we meet" (Hilarion)
4. "From the distant panorama" (Chorus)
5. "We are warriors three" (Arac, Guron, Scynthius and Chorus)
6. "If you give me your attention" (Gama)
7. Finale Act I (Gama, Hildebrand, Cyril, Hilarion, Florian and Chorus)
"P'raps if you Address the Lady"
"Expressive glances"
"For a month to dwell in a dungeon cell"
Act II
8. "Towards the empyrean heights" (Lady Psyche, Melissa, Sacharissa and Chorus of Girls)
9. "Mighty maiden with a mission" (Chorus of Girls)
10. "Minerva! oh, hear me!" ... "Oh, goddess wise" (Princess)
10a."And thus to Empyrean Heights" (Princess and Chorus)
11. "Come, mighty Must" (Lady Blanche)1
12. "Gently, gently" (Cyril, Hilarion and Florian)
13. "I am a maiden, cold and stately" (Cyril, Hilarion and Florian)
14. "The world is but a broken toy" (Princess, Cyril, Hilarion and Florian)
15. "A lady fair, of lineage high" (Psyche with Cyril, Hilarion and Florian)2
16. "The woman of the wisest wit" (Psyche, Melissa, Cyril, Hilarion and Florian)
17. "Now wouldn't you like to rule the roast" (Melissa and Blanche)3
18. "Merrily ring the luncheon bell" (Blanche, Cyril and Chorus of Girls)
19. "Would you know the kind of maid?" (Cyril)
20. Finale Act II (Princess, Hildebrand, Melissa, Psyche, Blanche, Cyril,
Hilarion, Florian, Arac, Guron, Scynthius and Chorus)
"Oh, joy! our chief is saved"
"Whom thou hast chained must wear his chain"
"Walls and fences scaling"
"Some years ago, no doubt you know"
"We may remark, though nothing can dismay us"
"To yield at once to such a foe with shame were rife"
Act III
21. "Death to the invader" (Melissa and Chorus of Girls)
22. "Whene'er I spoke" (King Gama with Chorus of Girls)4
23. "I built upon a rock" (Princess)
24. "When anger spreads his wing" (Chorus of Girls and Soldiers)
25. "This helmet, I suppose" (Arac with Guron, Scynthius and Chorus)
26. Chorus during the fight, "This is our duty plain" (Chorus)
27. "With joy abiding" [Reprise of "Expressive glances"] (Ensemble)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1883
First Performance. 1884-01-05 — London, Savoy Theatre.
First Publication. 1884 – London: Chappell & Co.
Librettist William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
King Hildebrand (bass-baritone)
Hilarion, King Hildebrand's Son (tenor)
Cyril, Hilarion's Friend (tenor)
Florian, Hilarion's Friend (lyric baritone)
King Gama (comic baritone)
Arac, King Gama's Son (bass-baritone)
Guron, King Gama's Son (bass-baritone)
Scynthius, King Gama's Son (bass)
Princess Ida, King Gama's Daughter (soprano)
Lady Blanche, Professor of Abstract Science (contralto)
Lady Psyche, Professor of Humanities (soprano)
Melissa, Lady Blanche's Daughter (mezzo-soprano)
Sacharissa, Girl Graduate (soprano)
Chloe, Girl Graduate (speaking role/chorus)
Ada, Girl Graduate (speaking role/chorus)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

Chorus of Soldiers, Courtiers, "Girl Graduates", "Daughters of the Plough", etc.

Orchestra

2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon
2 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones
timpani, triangle, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, strings
Related Works Pieces based on 'Princess Ida'
Discography Gilbert & Sullivan Discography
External Links Wikipedia article
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