The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

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On Sunday 18th January 2015 at the Birch Hotel
Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, we held

the Society’s Fourth

Annual Celebrity Lunch

Our distinguished speaker was the

 international baritone Richard Suart


Richard is well-known for his unique portrayal of Ko-Ko in Jonathan Miller's oft-revived Mikado at London's Coliseum. The first person to play Jack Point at Covent Garden, and was a principal with the New D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. He has appeared numerous times at the BBC Proms at the Albert Hall, and has made many recordings.

Of special interest are the Sir Charles Mackerras recordings of the G & S operas with Richard playing the patter roles opposite Donald Adams.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and a Vice president of both the London and Sussex G & S Societies. We were certainly treated to a most entertaining afternoon by a most accomplished wordsmith as we heard in Ken Russell's rincess Ida, his description of his adventures, dressed in pants and white body paint, descending 50 ft  on a suchi-berger whilst deafened by noises of this contraption as he attempted to hear the orchestra and blinded by clouds of dry ice whilst tying to follow the conductor. Later refering to his experiences over Ko-Ko’s ‘little list’ in the Mikado with theatre management, who would at times suggest that some of its content might somewhat ruffle the feathers of local worthies, Italy and Berlusconi came to mind.

These experiences are recorded in his book “they’d none of ‘em be missed”; all copies he had brought with him were sold, although he has more at home.

Richard’s website is:- http://www.richardsuart.co.uk/


1187-014 Richard Suart

1187-012 Sylvia Nixon & Richard Suart

1187-016 Richard Suart & Peter Withey

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