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 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 to Casilda, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro, who have just arrived in Venice to claim their daughter’s husband.
Director & Choreographer: ROBERT RAY
Musical Director: JOHN FERGUSON
Scenic Design and Artwork: JOSEPHINE COBB
Costumes: HELEN HAYWARD, PHILLIP RHODES
Running time 2.5 hours approx (1 Interval)
Friday 29th May at 8pm
Saturday 30th May at 2pm
Saturday 30th May at 8pm
Sunday 31st May at 2pm
Darebin Arts Centre Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd Darebin
Tickets on sale soon, or purchase tickets today as part of a 2 or 3 Show Subscription Package.
Child u/16 $25
Groups 10+ $32