List of reviews & articles, updated 11 February 2007

  • The Academy 1885 March 28 new series 27(673): 230-231

  • The Athenæum 1885 March 21 2995: 384-385

  • Bell's Life in London & Sporting Chronicle 1885 March 21 3429: 5 col. 6

  • The Daily News 1885 March 16

  • The Entr'acte & Limelight 1885 March 28

  • The Express & Star and Birmingham Evening Express [Wolverhampton] 1902 March 11, 8390: 4 col. 2
    [UNSIGNED]. LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE. A WEEK OF SAVOY OPERA. [reviews the D’Oyly Carte Chief Repertoire Company in The Mikado]

  • The Graphic 1885 March 21 31(799): 287 cols. 1-2
    MUSIC. "THE MIKADO."
    Unsigned review - describes order of numbers with "The Sun whose rays" and the List Song in their original positions


  • Harper's New Monthly Magazine 1886 February 76(429): 476-478
    EDITOR'S EASY CHAIR. "THE MIKADO" IN NEW YORK

  • The Illustrated London News 1885 March 21 86(2396): 297 col. 1

  • The Manx Herald 1902 January 1
    Review of amateur performance by the Douglas Choral Union

  • The Monthly Musical Record 1885 May 1 15(173): 103-104

  • The Monthly Musical Record 1886 November 1 16(191): 248-250
    Translation of Eduard Hanslick's review in the Neue Freie Presse of The Mikado at the Carl Theater, Vienna

  • The Musical Times 1888 December 1 29(550): 745, col. 2, pgph. 5
    [Complete transcription follows] Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado" is to be produced, for the first time in the German language, at the Friedrich Wilhelmstadt Theater, of Berlin, during the present season.

  • The Musical Times 1889 December 1 30(562): 745 col. 1, pgph. 13
    FOREIGN NOTES. [complete transcription follows] Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Mikado" was performed for the first time at the Stuttgart Hof-Theater, in the German version, and was, as everywhere, exceedingly well received.

  • The Musical World 1885 March 21 63(12): 185 col. 1
    [UNSIGNED] GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S NEW OPERA.


  • The Musical World 1885 March 21 63(12): 185-187
    THE MIKADO. SAVOY THEATRE. Review by J.B.


  • The Musical World 1885 June 20 63(25): 387 col. 2
    [complete transcription follows] Sir Arthur Sullivan is expected to conduct in person the first performance in New York of The Mikado at the Fifth Avenue Theatre about the middle of October. A complete company trained by Mr. Gilbert, including chorus, will, it is understood, be sent out from this country. Unauthorised performancers of The Mikado are threatened, but as the orchestral score is not published, and the pianoforte version has been arranged, and duly "copyrighted," by an American citizen, it is believed that the opera is fully protected.

  • The Musical World 1885 July 25 63(30): 468 col. 1
    SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN IN AMERICA. Unsigned report on an article by John L. Freund in Music & Drama.


  • The Musical World 1885 August 15 63(33): 508 col. 2
    SULLIVAN'S MIKADO IN AMERICA. Unsigned report on an article which appeared in The Musical Courier

  • The New-York Daily Tribune 1885 August 9
    "The story of a stage play" Gilbert's account of writing The Mikado

  • The Pictorial World 1885 March 19 New series 6(134): 210 cols. 1-2
    Music and the Drama. Review of The Mikado by "L.G." [claims "Three Little Maids" is a rewrite by Sullivan of "Little Maid of Arcadee"]

  •  The Sunday Times 1885 March 22 3232: 7 col. 4
    Unsigned report about post-première changes [documents the move of Ko-Ko's "list" song and Yum-Yum's "The sun whose rays"]

  • The Theatre 1885 April 1 New series 5: 186-190
    Review by William Beatty-Kingston