Gondoliers

Gondoliers

Hackney Empire · 15 JUL - 18 JUL

Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish.

Overview

In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of Gilbert & Sullivan, two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style… Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun.

The score sees Sullivan at the top of his game and is packed with favourites including the ‘Regular Royal Queen’ quartet. The fabulous cast includes ENO Harewood Artist William Morgan (The Magic Flute 2019), Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Ben McAteer (The Mikado 2016), Sioned Gwen Davies (Rigoletto 2018), and G&S favourite Richard Suart (The Mikado 2016). Scottish Opera’s Head of Music and G&S aficionado Derek Clark conducts.

A new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera & State Opera South Australia

Age Recommendation: 12+

Date & time

Opening 15 Jul 2020
Wed 15 Jul - Sat 18 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 40 mins

Venue

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street E8 1EJ London, UK · Get Directions

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