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10—17 Sep

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Hilarious comic opera from ever-popular Gilbert & Sullivan

The Queen of the Fairies meets Britain's legal establishment. Since its sparkling 1882 premiere at London’s new Savoy Theatre, the fantastical satire Iolanthe has delighted audiences with its clever combination of romance, humour, political satire and the memorable musical numbers that made Gilbert and Sullivan household names.

Set in the world of the fairies and the mortal world, this fantasy story centers on the titular character, Iolanthe, who falls in love with a mortal man, bearing him a child who must tackle the world of love as half man, half fairy. A fantastic (in the true sense of the word) mélange of Victorian pantomime and the British Legal establishment, Iolanthe is a satire on the power of hereditary rule and the class system, that classic Victorian sacred cow.

And wherever the Victorians had their sacred cows, there was WS Gilbert ready to milk them for all the laughs he could get. The operas are, of course still relevant today because those sacred cows are still with us, they are just fatter!

This beloved classic is still a timeless favourite of opera companies, schools, and concert stages all over the world. This production will be directed by Stuart Maunder, with music under the baton of Conductor Johannes Fritzsch.


Price

$50—$55

Times

Sat 10 - 7:30pm
Tues 13 - 6:30pm
Thurs 15 - 7:30pm
Sat 17 - 2:30pm

Duration

2 hrs, including 20 min interval

Where

Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
140 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Important Info

Suitable for all ages

Sung in English with English surtitles

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Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
140 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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