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Wakefield Gilbert & Sullivan Society

The Mikado – 2015

Audition information and pieces

Please note: If required, an additional audition will be held for anyone wishing to audition who is unable to attend on the 9th September.

1. Page numbers indicated refer to Chappell Vocal Score (1-18056)
2. It is not expected that Libretti or scores will be used.
3. Props. May be brought and use, if useful

Audition pieces for main characters

Character
Music
Dialogue
The Mikado of Japan – Bass
Act 2. No. 6 -
A more humane Mikado
(Page 149)
Act 2 “All this is very interesting…” to “…in theatrical performances.”
Nanki-Poo – Tenor
A wandring minstrel I (Page 27)
“Yum-Yum, at last we are alone ….” to “…being engaged to Ko-Ko.”
Ko-Ko – Baritone
As someday it may happen….
(Page 55)
“Pooh-Bah, it seems that the festivities…” to “… esteemed a favour.”
Act 2 No 11  -
Tit-willow
(Page 175)
Katisha…” to “….you know not what you say. Listen.”
Pooh-Bah – Bass
Act 1 No 4  -
Young man, despair…. (Page 41)
Act 1 “Pooh-Bah. It seems that the festivities…” to “… esteemed favour.”
Pish-Tush – Baritone
Act 1 No 3  -
Our great Mikado (Page 34)
Act 1 “And what may be your business…” to “… following remarkable circumstances.”
Katisha  – Contralto
Act 1 No. 11  -
Ye torrents roar
to end of section (Page 117-119)
and
Act 2 No. 10 -
Alone, and yet alive (Page 172)
Act 2 “Katisha …” to “…my idea exactly”
Yum-Yum  – Soprano
Act 2 No.2  -
The sun, whose rays
(Page 130)
Act 1 “Yum-Yum, at last we are alone ….” to “…being engaged to Ko-Ko.”
Pitti-Sing  – Mezzo-Soprano
Act 2 No 1  -
Braid the raven hair… (Page 124)
and
Act 1 Finale -
Away, nor prosecute… to …fish in the sea (Page 110-112)
Act 2 “Yes, everything seems to smile on me…” to “…quite ridiculous”
Peep-Bo – contralto
Act 1 No 7 -
Three Little Maids… own part
(Page 64)
Act 2 “Yes, everything seems to smile on me…” to “…quite ridiculous”

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