Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Tit Willow. In this very sweet song Ko-Ko describes a bird dying of love and says he will do the same if Katisha, having been rejected by Nanki-Po, will not marry him.
Pitti- Sing. Yum-Yum's sister Pitti-Sing sings this very catchy song when Katisha attempts to stop Yum-Yum's marriage to Nanki-Poo. The operetta ends with her singing the very similar "For he's gone and married Yum- Yum." The third sister, Peep-Bo, really doesn't get much to sing at all!
Flirting. Alarmed at the lack of executions taking place in Titipu, The Mikado has made flirting punishable by death.
Nanki Poo. Nanki Poo is the son of The Mikado, at this point disguised as a wandering minstrel "A thing of shreds and patches" searching for Yum Yum, the girl with whom he is in love.
The Town of Titipu. So named after the operetta's setting. "A More Humane Mikado" is one of the song titles, and The Lord High Executioner and Lord High Everything Else are other characters.
1885. It was first perfomed in 1885 at The Savoy theatre in London; the story behind its creation has recently been told in the film "Topsy Turvy."
|Ko-Ko says to Katisha:
"Are you old enough to marry, do you think?
Won't you wait till you are eighty in the shade?
There's a fascination frantic
In a ruin that's romantic
Do you think you are sufficiently _____?"||"The Mikado" - Complete the Lyrics
decayed. Ko-Ko and Katisha, the two most unsympathetic characters, end up marrying each other.
|Katisha does not manage to complete this sentence, but what does she want to say about Nanki-Poo?
"In vain you interrupt with this tornado!
He is the only son of your _____!"||"The Mikado" - Complete the Lyrics
Mikado. No wand'ring minstrel he - Nanki-Poo is indeed the son of the Mikado (the Emperor). In performance, the word "tornado" is pronounced "tor-nah-do" ("potato/po-tah-to"), so as to create a rhyme with "bravado", "gambado" and, of course, "Mikado".