San Francisco Symphony Performs Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe
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Featured review from Joe R.Red Velvet
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A wonderful evening of Gilbertt & Sullivan with a cleverly staged production featuing a talented cast supported by the excellent SF Symphony and impressive chorus (altho they had some problmes with staging and in aync). Cute corrps de ballet, beautiful costumes (some were cumbersome for the staging). Strongly recommend, even if you hare not a G/S fan!
George Manahan, conductor
Joélle Harvey, Leila – soprano
Sally Matthews, Phyllis – soprano
Joyce Castle, Queen of the Fairies – mezzo-soprano
Sasha Cooke, Iolanthe – mezzo-soprano
Ginger Costa-Jackson, Celia – mezzo-soprano
Katherine Lerner, Fleta – mezzo-soprano
Alfie Boe, Thomas, Earl of Tolloller – tenor
Richard Suart, Lord Chancellor – baritone
Lucas Meachem, Strephon – baritone
Paul Whelan, George, Earl of Montararat – baritone
Robert Lloyd, Private Willis – bass
Directed by Patricia Birch
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
George Manahan of New York City Opera leads the San Francisco Symphony and guest performers in a whimsical semi-staged production of Iolanthe. This 1883 satiric operetta savages a peerage that values birth over merit while entertaining with a love story of shepherds and shepherdesses, bluebloods and fairies. Along with bubbling music, we’re treated to jokes about deadwood politicians and gender battles.
Meet Richard Suart for an exclusive signing of his book, They’d none of ‘em be missed, immediately following the concert at the Symphony Store in the lobby.