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(Sullivan: The Mikado). Ten. Son of the Mikado. A minstrel, he has come to Titipu to marry Yum‐Yum, only to be told that she is to marry her guardian, Ko‐Ko. The elderly Katisha has set her heart on the Mikado's son. He is given permission to marry Yum‐Yum, on condition that he is beheaded after a month. His friends conspire to save him and at the same time trick Ko‐Ko into marrying Katisha. Aria: A wandering minstrel I; duet (with Yum‐Yum): Were you not to Ko‐Ko plighted. Created (1885) by Durward Lely.

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