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Gilbert and Sullivan Overture from The Gondoliers
Gilbert and Sullivan Selection of songs from The Yeoman of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and Ruddigore
Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury
John Wilson Conductor
Simon Butteriss The Learned Judge
Louise Alder Angelina
Rob Murray Edwin
Simon Bailey Counsel for the Plaintiff
Michael Craddock Usher
The feel good hit of the 1870s.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury was the Mamma Mia! of the 1870s, running for hundreds of performances and touring as far as the USA and Australia.
It’s part courtroom comedy, part love story. Edwin has broken off his engagement to Angelina – so she decides to sue him for breach of contract. But it all gets very complicated when the jury shows it’s far from impartial.
We approached the distinguished conductor John Wilson for this, our first full-length performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, as well as hits from G&S favourites including The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore. Hear them as you’ve never quite heard them before, performed on instruments from the time the music was written.
Free pre-concert talk
Donald Burrows, Professor of Music, Open University
6pm, Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer
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