Lamplighters Present Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers at YBC
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The last date listed for Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers was Saturday July 30, 2005 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Lam Research Theater:
- Full Price:
- $20.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $12.00 - $37.50
San Francisco's internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company ODC/Dance celebrates their 43rd season with the world premiere of boulders and bones ("A" program), inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy, and including collaborations with Zoë Keating, Alexander V. Nichols and RJ Muna. In their "B" program, they revisit their 2013 smash hit Triangulating Euclid created by ODC artistic directors Brenda Way and KT Nelson in collaboration with New York choreographer Kate Weare. Two if by Sea gets new choreographic treatment by ODC associate choreographer Kimi Okada, and the company reprises the beloved Unintended Consequences: A Meditation. Learn More
While Gilbert & Sullivan set the majority of their operettas in their home country of England, Arthur Sullivan visited Venice in 1888 and the trip clearly influenced the sunny music that he composed for The Gondoliers. Italian folk dances such as the tarantella and saltarello jostle with other vivacious national dances such as the cachucha (a fast gypsy dance from Spain) and operatic influences including Bellini, Bizet, Handel and Mozart. The whole opera glitters with the heady exuberance of Sullivan kicking up his musical heels. After a command performance in 1891, Queen Victoria noted in her diary that The Gondoliers was "simply charming."
The plot line is a familiar one, involving a mix up of identities at birth. Along the way to resolving the confusion, Gilbert skewers issues of social equality and the class system with his usual brilliant wit. When The Gondoliers premiered in London in 1889, it was given the highest critical acclaim from the local media, including one reviewer who wrote, plainly, "It is not opera or play. It is simply entertainment - the most exquisite entertainment we have ever seen."