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The Mikado

[(mi-kah-doh)]

A comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, about the efforts of a Japanese prince to win the hand of the national executioner's daughter. Memorable songs from The Mikado include “Three Little Maids from School” and “Tit Willow.”

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