San Francisco Symphony Performs Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe
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The last date listed for Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe was Thursday June 18, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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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.
About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.