DATES: Thursday 10, Friday 11 & Saturday 12 February 2022
Time: Thu & Fri 7:00PM. Sat 2:00PM
LOCATION: Alexander Theatre at 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton, VIC 3800
WEBSITE AND TICKETS: https://gsov.org.au/ and https://www.monash.edu/performing.../event/the-gondoliers/
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.
All thanks to our friends at Monash University Performing Arts Centres and Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine will be covering one of the concerts (media: Stuart Buchanan and Katherine Kelly). please stay tuned for more details
special thanks: Grace and Sarah Berry