Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida from the Lamplighters
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The last date listed for Princess Ida was Sunday February 3, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Take a Surreal Journey with Opera Parallèle as Kurt Weill's Mahagonny-Songspiel collides with Francis Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias for an original post-apocalyptic steampunk opera. In search of water and an elusive paradise across a desert wasteland, a theater troupe sings the jazz-infused melodies of Weill's short opera, co-written with Bertolt Brecht in 1927. Along the way, they come upon an audience for their performance of Poulenc's outrageously surreal satire about a man who gives birth to 40,000 babies in a single day. Surreal Journey fuses these two landmark works and brings them into the 21st century. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar Member
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Princess Ida was a fun romp in cross dressing and music! The music is delightful and the chorus is amazing! This is my third Lamplighters event and I have enjoyed all of them, I had never even heard of Gilbert and Sullivan until I started going to these productions and I have really enjoyed each one. The meeting of the cast after each production is also a big plus, kudos to lamplighters, kudos to the cast, and big kudos to the amazing chorus!!!
Quotes & Highlights
This is the show that swept the awards at the International G&S Festival in Buxton, England: Best Production, Best Overseas Production, Best Director, Best Male Singer and Special Adjudicator’s Award for Costumes.
Read Goldstar member reviews the performances at the Lesher Center for the Arts.
A 20-year-old treaty states that Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion are to marry when they come of age. That time has come, but Ida refuses to honor a commitment made on her behalf when she was an infant, and has gone off to the country to start a women’s university. There she teaches an interesting variation on Darwin’s theory: that man — not woman, just man — is descended from apes, and thus is inferior to women. The Prince, on the other hand, is an unabashed romantic, and decides to woo Ida and win her love. He and two friends make their way to the university, where they disguise themselves as women in order to enroll and get close to her…