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5558 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from harry dixon
Red Velvet 109 events 39 reviews

No supertitles.
No libretto in program.
Production did not work.
As always, worst auditorium in the world.

reviewed Jun 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Valentina Bettencourt
145 events 13 reviews

Absolutely delightful! Great energy, great music, adorable little ballerina fairies.

reviewed Jun 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
11 events 6 reviews

It exceeded our expectations. The costumes,voices,acting and dance were wonderful. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

reviewed Jun 18 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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