The Gondoliers

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria

Set in Venice, and a balmy isle in the Mediterranean, this is the quintessential light opera of babies mixed-up at birth, set to “the happiest music ever written by an Englishman”. Cachucha, fandango, bolero, Sullivan was truly inspired to write such delicious Italian and Spanish melodies. Gilbert’s satire of Republicanism is still as fresh today as ever. “When everyone is somebody then no one’s anybody”. Marco and Giuseppe have just married their sweethearts, Gianetta and Tessa, who they won in a game of blind-man’s-buff! On their wedding night, however, the Grand Inquisitor informs them that one of them is the rightful King of Barataria. Furthermore, he, whoever he is, was married in infancy to Casilda – the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro – who have just arrived in Venice to claim their daughter’s husband.
Theatre/Venue NameThe Alexander Theatre
Venue addressMonash University Clayton Campus, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3169
All performance dates and start times

Thursday 10 February 2022, 8pm
Friday 11 February 2022, 8pm
Saturday 12 February 2022, 2pm & 8pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number0490 465 009
Creative Team

Director & Choreographer – Robert Ray
Musical Direction – John Ferguson
Lighting Design – Francis Croese
Scenic Artwork – Josephine Cobb

Cast List

The Duke of Plaza Toro – Ron Pidock
The Duchess of Plaza Toro – Lynlee Williams
Marco – Stephen Carolane
Gianetta – Laura Slavin
Guiseppe – Daniel Felton
Tessa – Emilie Washinton
Luiz – Andrew Alesi
Casilda – Isabelle Mazzarella
Don Alhambra – Ian Lowe
Fiametta – Marisa Panzarin
Inez – Anna Castle

Venetians: Sarah Berry (Momma Leona), Ken Knight (Poppa Luigi) & Christine Millward (Madama Fiorina).

Contadine: Sarah Amos, Elizabeth Anthony, Anna Castle, Helen Cumming, Elena Griffiths, Skylin Hu, Nadia Migliardi, Amanda Rasmussen-Huang (Giulia), Lauren Ryan-Green (Vittoria), Carol Soloff & Danielle Zuccala.

Gondolieri: Andrew Bell, Eddy Burger (Antonio), Stephen Capon, Larry Dalton, Richard Forrest, Rodney Garratt (Annibale), Sam Hargreaves (Ottavio), Ron Mack, Jamie Tampion (Francesco), Kevin Yap (Giorgio) & Michael Zuccala.

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