Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida from the Lamplighters
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The last date listed for Princess Ida was Sunday January 27, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $54.00 - $70.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from D. Smith
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Delightful performance by the always-dependable Lamplighters. I have been a fan since the 1970s through the 1980s, but had not heard them in over 20 years, having moved out of state. In the interim they have ratcheted up their level of professionalism in terms of qualities of voice, costuming and staging even beyond their previous high standards. The Lamplighters would meet and exceed D'Oyly Carte's expectations were he alive today. Four, rather than five stars only because Princess Ida is not one of G&S's strongest works.
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A little bit disappointed with this. The staging was great, up to the normal Lamplighter standards. 38 performers plus orchestra. But honestly the male singers were very weak, other than King Hildebrand. Really detracted from the enjoyment.
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.
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…