The Mikado ó Coliseum, London

Erica Jeal [The Guardian, 7 February 2006]
The very appearance of The Mikado in ENO’s current season is a topsy-turvy substitution Gilbert himself would have relished. You can just hear the conversation at English National Opera a few months ago. What, you mean our hard-hitting new opera by Asian Dub Foundation’s Chandrasonic exploring Colonel Gadafy’s influence on the Middle East conflict won’t be ready until September? Never mind, let’s roll out a spot of Gilbert and Sullivan instead.