- UBC School of Music
- UBC Opera: The Gondoliers
UBC Opera: The Gondoliers
(or, The King of Barataria)
OPERETTA IN TWO ACTS
SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Arthur Sullivan | Composer
William Schwenck Gilbert | Librettist
UBC Opera Ensemble
Leslie Dala | Conductor
Nancy Hermiston | Director
With Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
In inimitable Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, this light-hearted, laughter-filled operetta will have you tapping your toes and humming along as each new twist and turn of the plot widens the smile on your face. The twelfth collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers boasts the best of their wit, style, and indisputable talent!
The two charming eponymous Venetian Gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, discover that one of them is in fact the Prince of Barataria, and must ascend the throne. There’s only one problem: the gondolier who raised them has forgotten which of them is the Prince! Matters are further complicated when the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro reveal that their daughter Casilda (who is herself in love with another man) was married to the Prince as an infant—which comes as a shock to Giuseppe and Marco, who have recently married the Contadine Tessa and Gianetta! As the vivacious characters attempt to resolve these circumstances, the search begins for the one person who can identify the true Prince.