Set in Venice, and a balmy isle in the Mediterranean, this is the quintessential light opera of babies mixed-up 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”.
|RON PIDCOCK as The Duke of Plaza Toro||LYNLEE WILLIAMS as The Duchess of Plaza Toro|
|STEPHEN CAROLANE as Marco||LAURA SLAVIN as Gianetta|
|DANIEL FELTON as Giuseppe||EMILIE WASHINGTON as Tessa|
|ANDREW ALESI as Luiz||ISABELLE MAZZARELLA as Casilda|
|IAN LOWE as Don Alhambra||MARISA PANZARIN as Fiametta|
|ANNA CASTLE as Inez|
Venetians: Sarah Berry (Momma Leona), Ken Knight (Poppa Luigi), Christine Millward (Madama Fiorina)
Contadine: Sarah Amos, Elizabeth Anthony, Anna Castle, Helen Cumming, Elena Griffiths, Skylin Hu, Nadia Migliardi (Giulia), Lauren Ryan-Green (Vittoria), Carol Soloff, Danielle Zuccala
Gondolieri: Andrew Bell, Eddy Burger (Antonio), Stephen Capon, Larry Dalton, James Douglas, Sam Hargreaves (Ottavio), Ron Mack, Jamie Tampion (Francesco), Paul Tooby (Annibale), Kevin Yap (Giorgio), Michael Zuccala
“The partnership of Robert Ray and John Ferguson must have been made in G&S heaven” – Theatre Australia
|Director & Choreographer: ROBERT RAY|
|Musical Direction: JOHN FERGUSON|
|Lighting Design: FRANCIS CROESE|
|Scenic Artwork: JOSEPHINE COBB|
Libretto by W.S.GILBERT
Music by ARTHUR SULLIVAN
Recorded at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Victoria, Australia, February 2022.
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