Exactly what is says on the tin!
Over 25 extracts from all the Savoy operas, including firm favourites from “The Mikado”, “The Pirates of Penzance”, and “HMS Pinafore”, plus some surprises from “Iolanthe” and “Utopia Ltd”.
A great introduction for the novice, a veritable feast for the G&S fan![imageeffect type=”frame” align=”alignright” width=”250″ height=”166″ alt=”” url=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/HSO_3maids-hotel_w.jpg” ]
[blockquote type=”blockquote_line” align=”left”] “Tongue-twisting patter songs and liquid cascades of perfectly modulated notes… fun, superbly skilful and served up with a garnish of irreverent wit.”
The Best of Gilbert and Sullivan and its sequel The Best of G&S II have been enjoyed by audiences across the UK, including at the Corn Exchange Bury St Edmunds, Hatfield Priory, Theatre Museum Covent Garden, on the lawns of Hughendon Manor, at Basildon Park, Budworth Hall, Centerparcs Longleat, Phyllis Court Club Henley on Thames and the Cloisters of Fountains Abbey.
Hatstand Opera love performing Gilbert and Sullivan whenever – and wherever – they can.
Australian soprano Toni Nunn has fond memories of touring the outback of Queensland Australia with an evening of Gilbert and Sullivan, often travelling hundreds of miles between theatres. Toni enjoys singing the more feisty heroines, such as bossy Mabel in “The Pirates of Penzance”.
Mezzo soprano Kirsty Young is less lucky; she usually ends up singing the old bag parts, or the best friend role who does little but sing the harmony line! Kirsty actually started her Gilbert and Sullivan career with her local operatic society’s junior section, where due to a shortage of boys, her first role was as a very modern female Consul in “Trail By Jury”, followed by a dashing if somewhat buxom Frederick in “The Pirates of Penzance”!
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The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan
If you would like a G&S show, do call us on 01252 511762. However, please do note that G&S’s operettas are like Marmite – audiences either love it or hate it, so do call to discuss.
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