Ko-Ko

Ko-Ko

appointed by the Mikado as Lord High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado]

Ko-Ko

holder of dread office of High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591–592]
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The Mikado is another gloriously topsy-turvy tale featuring a host of unforgettable characters, such as Ko-Ko the Lord High Executioner and Pooh-Bah the sneering Lord High Everything Else.
Led by Ko-ko U (Myanmar), chairman of the Yangon Media Group and publisher of the Yangon Times, the International Jury stressed the need to remember Darwish, currently in prison, along with so many other human rights defenders and journalists, it said.
As Someday It May Happen," sung by Ko-Ko in The Mikado, is the quintessential list song.
He is heading an extraordinarily experienced cast that includes Graham Weston as the Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko, a role that won him a Best Supporting Actor Award at the International G & S Festival.
Simon Butteriss, who also directed the operetta, gave a superb performance as Ko-Ko, the somewhat reluctant Lord High Executioner who planned but ended up having to wed the rather plain and elderly Katisha in order to save his own skin.
Richard Suart, 61, the actor and opera singer playing High Executioner Ko-Ko who will read the list, told The Telegraph that anyone who has, "slightly stepped out of line or fallen off their pedestal" will be included.
Baritone Curtis Olds played the ineffectual Grand Executioner Ko-Ko with the charismatic authority of a genuine entertainer.
What position does Ko-Ko hold in Gilbert and Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Great Britain, France, China; 2 I think, therefore I am; 3 Saul; 4 A dime novel; 5 Conifers; 6 Holland (with PSV Eindhoven); 7 Lord High Executioner; 8 Africa; 9 Tall, Dark and Gruesome; 10 Stamford Bridge.
The song, titled "As some day it may happen," has Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner of the mythical Japanese town of Titipu, singing about all the people he might be happy to execute:
Caretaker chief executive David McElhinney (aka Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner), himself a remnant of pre-revolutionary excess, says the giving up of bonuses demonstrates managers'' "commitment to the city".
His Ko-Ko delivered a suitably hilarious topical "little list", fully engaging the large responsive audience.
Black as Ko-Ko, and nascent Lord High Executioner, has the juiciest role, and he brought crystal clear enunciation and wicked relish to one of the early high points: his list of candidates for beheading.