- Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria
- Alexander Theatre
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$25 - $50
A sumptuous New Production of this G&S Masterpiece from Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria, "Australia's foremost exponent of light opera" - The Age
Set in Venice, and a balmy isle in the Mediterranean, this is the quintessential light opera of mixed up babies at birth, set to “the happiest music ever written by an Englishman”. Cachucha, fandango, bolero, Sullivan was truly inspired to write such delicious Italian and Spanish melodies. Gilbert’s satire of Republicanism is still as fresh today as ever. “When everyone is somebody then no one’s anybody”. Marco and Giuseppe have just married their sweethearts, Gianetta and Tessa, who they won in a game of blind-man’s-buff On their wedding night however, the Grand Inquisitor informs them that one of them is the rightful King of Barataria.
Furthermore, he, whoever he is, was married in infancy to Casilda – the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro – who have just arrived in Venice to claim their daughter’s husband.
Families are encouraged to attend the Matinee (Saturday 12 February at 2PM) and stay behind in the auditorium following the performance for a special glimpse behind the scenes. Children will be invited to come forward to watch the re-set of the scenery with commentary and a quiz!