UBC School of Music

UBC Opera: The Gondoliers

Thu Nov 04 2021 7:30pm
Old Auditorium
Fri Nov 05 2021 7:30pm
Old Auditorium
Sat Nov 06 2021 7:30pm
Old Auditorium
Sun Nov 07 2021 2pm
Old Auditorium

(or, The King of Barataria)


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.

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Thu Nov 4 2021 7:30pm
Old Auditorium
Fri Nov 5 2021 7:30pm
Old Auditorium
Sat Nov 6 2021 7:30pm
Old Auditorium
Sun Nov 7 2021 2pm
Old Auditorium