Libretto by W.S.GILBERT
Music by ARTHUR SULLIVAN
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”.
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.
|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
This will be a splendid New Production with lavish new sets and gorgeous costumes.
“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|
The ALEXANDER THEATRE
10th – 12th February 2022
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INGLEWOOD TOWN HALL
5th February 2022
See photos below from our regional performance at Inglewood Town Hall
QUAMBATOOK MEMORIAL HALL
19th February 2022
One regional performance at the historic Quambatook Memorial Hall 59 Guthrie Street, Quambatook
With the GSOV Chorus, and Accompanied by GEOFFREY URQUHART.
Emilie Washington (Tessa) interviewed by Matt Tribe on ABC Radio Ballarat (19/2/2022)