A new Scottish Opera co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera & State Opera South Australia.
Two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom. True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style…
Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun. The score sees Sullivan at the top of his game and is packed with favourites including the ‘Regular Royal Queen’ quartet, while the fabulous cast includes G&S favourite Richard Suart (The Mikado 2016).
Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish.
Supported by Scottish Opera’s ‘Play A Supporting Role’ Appeal.
★★★★ “A bona fide great night out”
★★★★ “Gleeful and deliciously frivolous”
★★★★ “There are no weak links in this cast and the production’s triumph is as an ensemble piece, where no-one puts a foot wrong”
£44–£10 (plus £1.15 per ticket online, £1.35 per ticket over the phone)
Under 26: £10 tickets (plus booking fees)
Age guidance: 12+
Running time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
Content Warning: Haze
Sung in English with English supertitles.
Performed alongside a semi-staged concert of Utopia, Limited.
Photos by James Glossop.