EDGAS Presents "The Gondoliers" Singalong
The Gondoliers was the 12th collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan and the last of their great successes running for 554 performances at the Savoy Theatre where it premiered. The story of the opera concerns the young bride of the heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband. It turns out, however, that he cannot be identified, since he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To complicate matters, the King of Barataria has just been killed. The two young gondoliers must now jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine which of them is the rightful king. Moreover, when the young queen arrives to claim her husband, she finds that the two gondoliers have both recently married local girls. A last complicating factor is that she, herself, is in love with another man. With famous songs such as "Take a pair of sparkling eyes" and plenty of chorus work, this will be yet another thoroughly enjoyable voyage through one of the greatest of G&S works.
Come along and Listen or Singalong with full orchestra and the principals of the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Maybe even Dance a Cachucha.
Starts at 7:30PM
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA