The Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty (William Schwenck Gilbert), komische Oper (31. Dez. 1879 Paignton; 31. Dez. 1879 New York, Fifth Avenue Theatre; 3. April 1880 London, Savoy Theatre)
Musik von Arthur Sullivan

Generalmajor Stanley - Bariton
Mabel, Edith, Kate und Isabel, seine Töchter - 2 Soprane, 2 Mezzosoprane
Der Piratenkönig - Bassbariton
Samuel, sein Leutnant - Bariton
Frederic, Piratenlehrling - Tenor
Ruth, ein Dienstmädchen - Alt
Piraten, Matrosen, Polizisten
Cornwall im 19. Jahrhundert

1929 Malcolm Sargent; Light Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Edith: Nellie Briercliffe
Frederic: Derek Oldham
Kate: Nellie Walker
Mabel: Elsie Griffin
Pirate King: Peter Dawson
Ruth: Dorothy Gill
Samuel: Stuart Robertson
Sergeant: Leo Sheffield
Stanley: George Baker
Romophone 89002-2 (2 CD); Arabesque Z 8060-2 (2 CD); Happy Days CDHD 255/6 (2 CD)

1932 Louis Kroll; Civic Light Opera Company of New York City
Edith: Mabel Thompson
Frederic: Howard Marsh
King: Herbert Watrous
Mabel: Vivian Hart
Ruth: Vivian Hart
Sergeant: John Eaton
Stanley: Frank Moulan
RCA Victor L-24009 (LP)

1949 Isidore Godfrey; Chorus & Orchestra of the d'Oyly Carte Opera
Edith: Joan Gillingham
Frederic: Leonard Osborn
Kate: Joyce Wright
Mabel: Muriel Harding
Pirate King: Darrell Fancourt
Ruth: Ella Halman
Samuel: Donald Harris
Sergeant: Richard Watson
Stanley: Martyn Green
DECCA DPA 3051/2 mono (LP) / Naxos historical 8.110196-97 (CD) (81'39)

1957 Isidore Godfrey; D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus, New Symphony Orchestra of London
Edith: Beryl Dixon
Frederic: Thomas Round
Kate: Marian Martin
King: Donald Adams
Mabel: Jean Hindmarsh
Ruth: Ann Drummond-Grant
Samuel: Howard Short
Sergeant: Kenneth Sandford
Stanley: Peter Pratt
Decca LKM-4249/50 (LP)

1961 Malcolm Sargent; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orchstra
Edith: Heather Harper
Frederic: Richard Lewis
Kate: Marjorie Thomas
King: James Milligan
Mabel: Elsie Morison
Ruth: Monica Sinclair
Samuel: John Cameron
Sergeant: Owen Brannigan
Stanley: George Baker
EMI S747785-8 (CD) (88'12)

1962 Alexander Faris; The Linden Singers, Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra
Edith: Barbara Elsy
Frederic: Edward Darling
Kate: Patricia Beech
King: William Dickie
Mabel: Elizabeth Harwood
Ruth: Noreen Willett
Samuel: Christopher Keyte
Sergeant: John Gower
Stanley: Patrick Halstead
Light Music Club SLZ.7030

1966 Alan Ward
Edith: Yvonne Newman
Frederic: Ivor Emmanuel
Kate: Marjorie Avis
King: Tudor Evans
Mabel: Julia Shelley
Ruth: Janet Howe
Samuel: Harry Goodier
Sergeant: Arthur Richards
Stanley: Martyn Green
RCA Victrola VICS 6007

1967 Isidore Godfrey; D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Edith: Jean Allister
Frederic: Philippe Potter
Isabel: Susan Maisey
Kate: Pauline Wales
Mabel: Valerie Masterson
Pirate King: Donald Adams
Ruth: Christene Palmer
Samuel: George Cook
Sergeant: Owen Brannigan
Stanley: John Reed
DECCA 414 286-1 (LP) / London (DECCA) 414 286-2 (CD) (101'35 - mit Dialogen)

1968 Curt Cramer; Mitglieder des Philharmonischen Chores der Stadt Bonn, Kölner RSO
Cecily: Rita Bartos
Edith: Carol Malone
Emmy: Lieselotte Hammes
Frederic: Peter Bahrig
Isabel: Wlima Mommer
Jack: Werner Missner
King: Gerd Nienstedt
Mabel: Arleen Auger
Mack: Timo Breitscheidt
Paul: Robert Christian
Ruth: Martha Mödl
Samuel: Alexander Malta
Stanley: Arwed Sandner
Tom: Peter Karner
Gala (2 CD) (86'42 - live, konzertant, Deutsche Fassung: Karl-Heinz Gutheim)

1972 Peter Murray; Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Orchestra & Chorus
Edith: Anna Cooper
Frederic: Thomas Round
Isabel: Elizabeth Lowry
Kate: Vera Ryan
King: Donald Adams
Mabel: Valerie Masterson
Ruth: Helen Landis
Samuel: Michael Wakeham
Sergeant: Lawrence Richard
Stanley: John Cartier
Everest 3454 (Gekürzte Filmfassung)

1979 Isidore Godfrey; Chorus & Orchestra of the d'Oyly Carte Opera
Edith: Joan Gillingham
Frederic: Leonard Osborn
Kate: Joyce Wright
Mabel: Muriel Harding
Pirate King: Darrell Fancourt
Ruth: Ella Halman
Samuel: Donald Harris
Stanley: Martyn Green
DECCA DPA 3051/2 mono (LP)

1982 Alexander Faris; Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Inszenierung: Michael Geliot
Edith: Kate Flowers
Frederic: Alexander Oliver
Kate: Jenny Wren
Mabel: Janis Kelly
Pirate King: Peter Allen
Ruth: Gillian Knight
Samuel: Brian Donlan
Sergeant: Paul Hudson
Stanley: Keith Michell
Polygram 632 5283 (Video); OperaWorld PIR10V (Video)

1990 John Pryce-Jones; Chorus & Orchestra of the D'Oyly Carte Opera
Edith: Patricia Cameron
Frederic: Philip Creasy
Isabel: Juliet Arthur
Kate: Pauline Birchall
Mabel: Marilyn Hill-Smith
Pirate King: Malcolm Rivers
Ruth: Susan Gorton
Samuel: Gareth Jones
Sergeant: Simon Masterton
Stanley: Eric Roberts
TER 1177 (CD); Showtime SHOW CD010 (CD) (85'24)

1993 Charles Mackerras; Chorus & Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Edith: Julie Gossage
Frederic: John Mark Ainsley
Kate: Jenevora Williams
Mabel: Rebecca Evans
Pirate King: Donald Adams
Ruth: Gillian Knight
Samuel: Nicholas Folwell
Sergeant: Richard van Allan
Stanley: Richard Stuart
Telarc 80353 (CD) (78'26)

operone