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The Gondoliers

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Hackney Empire291 Mare Street, Hackney, London, Greater London, E8 1EJ, United Kingdom
2020 July 15 19:30, July 16 14:30, 19:30, July 18 14:30, 19:30
Scottish Opera
Derek ClarkConductor
James HendryConductor
Stuart MaunderDirector
Dick BirdSet Designer, Costume Designer
Ellie LaugharneSopranoGianetta
Sioned Gwen DaviesMezzo-sopranoTessa
Sarah PringMezzo-sopranoThe Duchess of Plaza-Toro
William MorganTenorMarco Palmieri
Mark NathanBaritoneGiuseppe Palmieri
Richard StuartBaritoneThe Duke of Plaza-Toro
Charlie DrummondSopranoCasilda
Ben McAteerBaritoneDon Alhambra del Bolero (The Grand Inquisitor)
Arthur BruceBaritoneAntonio
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
The chorus of the Gondoliers

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.

In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of G&S, 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 Gondoliers is a glorious confection - the sunniest, most joyous of the Savoy scores, jam-packed with star roles, all unforgettable. It's an irresistible helping of relentless joy.” Stuart Maunder

Tickets £10 - £44.

Priority subscription booking from 15 April, general sales on 29 April.

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