The Gondoliers

30 MAR - 2 APR 2022
The Gondoliers 30 MAR - 2 APR 2022

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”
The Times

★★★★ “Gleeful and deliciously frivolous”
The Stage

★★★★ “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”
The Herald

Hackney Empire

£44–£10 (plus £1.15 per ticket online, £1.35 per ticket over the phone)

Under 26: £10 tickets (plus booking fees)

Concessions available.

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.

Cast & Creative Team

Derek Clark and Jonathon Cole-SwinardConductor
Stuart MaunderDirector
Dick BirdSet & Costume Designer
Paul Keogan Lighting Designer
Isabel BaqueroChoreographer
William MorganMarco Palmieri
Mark NathanGiuseppe Palmieri
Charlie Drummond Gianetta
Sioned Gwen DaviesTessa
Yvonne HowardThe Duchess of Plaza-Toro
Richard SuartThe Duke of Plaza-Toro
Ben McAteerDon Alhambra del Bolero (The Grand Inquisitor)
Catriona HewitsonCasilda
Arthur BruceAntonio
Dan ShelveyLuiz

The Gondoliers on stage

Photos by James Glossop.

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