Rose of Persia;  Emerald Isle   (Arthur Sullivan)  (David Lyle;  Cooper, Bourjo, Borthwick, York, Smart)    (3-Pearl 0189)
Item# OP3060
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Rose of Persia;  Emerald Isle   (Arthur Sullivan)  (David Lyle;  Cooper, Bourjo, Borthwick, York, Smart)    (3-Pearl 0189)
OP3060. THE ROSE OF PERSIA; THE EMERALD ISLE (Arthur Sullivan), Live Performance, 1985, w.David Lyle Cond.Edinburgh Ensemble; Cooper, Bourjo, Borthwick, York, Smart, etc. (England) 3-Pearl stereo 0189. Transfers by Roger Beardsley. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 0727031018926

CRITIC REVIEW:

“THE ROSE OF PERSIA is one of Sir Arthur Sullivan's best works, musically speaking, with Gilbert or without. The Prince Consort, a semi-professional company tackles this nearly forgotten opera as well as the completely forgotten EMERALD ISLE. THE ROSE OF PERSIA is handled well by the Prince Consort….The actors are obviously more comfortable with comedy….Richard Bourjo is a slpendid and exciting Hassan with a deep voice full of good humour. Simon Boothroyd as Abdallah is enjoyable as well. The CD also includes THE EMERALD ISLE, an Irish fantasy that Sullivan was writing when he passed away. The score was completed by Edward German….It's interesting to hear Sullivan's final work, and some of the songs have potential, including the riotous ‘Of Viceroys Though We've Had’ and the amusing ‘At an Early Stage of Life’….”

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