Stage Director: Kevin Miller
Music Director: Eric Kramer
Chorus Master: James Cooper
“Il Mikado” or “The New Mikado” was developed by the Lamplighters Music Theater of San Francisco to show that Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular opera is not really about Japan at all, but about villagers engaged in love, graft and petty politics, like the rest of us.
The music is entirely unchanged and the main text changes are “Japan” to “Milan” and the character names. All of Gilbert’s delightful dialog is unchanged.
This version gives Troupers a chance to use beautiful Renaissance costumes. You’ll love it!
Cast of Characters
|Il Ducato (The Mikado)||Bass||Emperor of Milan|
|Niccolù (Nanki-Poo)||Tenor||His son, in love with Amiam|
|Coco (Koko)||Comic baritone||Lord High Executioner of Milan|
|Poobà (Pooh-Bah)||Bass/baritone||Lord High Everything Else|
|Piccia Tuccia (Pish-Tush)||Baritone||A noble lord|
|Amiam (Yum-Yum)||Soprano||In love with Niccolu|
|Pizzi (Pitti-Sing)||Mezzo||Sister of Amiam|
|Pippa (Peep-Bo)||Soprano||Sister of Amiam|
|Catiscià (Katisha)||Contralto||An elderly lady in love with Niccolu|
Chorus of School-girls, Nobles, Guards