Iolanthe

When
Event has passed (Fri Aug 2, 2013 - Sun Aug 25, 2013)
Where
Bankhead Theater
Time
8:00pm
Cost
$15 - $59
Tags
Theater, Musical, Opera

Description

Where Fairyland meets the British stiff upper lip.

Gilbert & Sullivan’s well-loved tale of fairies, half-fairies, and love-besotted English noblemen, written at the midpoint of Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaboration, when both artists were at the peak of their creative powers. Sullivan’s captivating score, unmistakably influenced by both Mendelssohn and Wagner, contains some of his most accomplished and beautiful music. In the story of what happens when the entire British House of Lords comes into conflict with a band of fairies, Gilbert’s witty libretto skewers the privileges bestowed on a dim-witted, entitled ruling class and—of course—the eternal war of the sexes.

(also playing Walnut Creek, August 2-4 / San Francisco, August 16-18 / Livermore, August 24-25)

Location

location
  1. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA
  2. Lesher Center For the Arts
    1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
  3. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater
    700 Howard St. , San Francisco, CA
  4. Bankhead Theater
    2400 First Street, Livermore, CA