The Gondoliers

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria

Set in Venice, and a balmy isle in the Mediterranean, this is the quintessential light opera of mixed up babies 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. This will be a splendid new production with lavish new sets and gorgeous costumes, SOLOISTS, ENSEMBLE and FULL ORCHESTRA.
Theatre/Venue NameCorinella Public Hall
Venue address38-44 Smythe Street, Corinella VIC 3984
All performance dates and start times

Thursday 10 July

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number0419 500 593
Creative Team

Robert Ray – Director & Choreographer

John Ferguson – Musical Direction

Francis Croese – Lighting Design

Josephine Cobb – Scenic Artwork

Cast List

Ron Pidock – The Duke of Plaza-Toro (a Grandee of Spain)

Andrew Alesi – Luiz (his attendant)

Nick Sharmam – Don Alhambra del Bolero (the Grand Inquisitor)

Stephen Carolane – Marco Palmieri

Daniel Felton – Giuseppe Palmieri

Ed Burger – Antonio

Jamie Tampion – Francesco/Father Amaretutti

Sam Hargreaves – Ottavio

Kevin Yap – Giorgio

Rodney Garratt – Annibale:  RODNEY GARRATT

Lynlee Williams – The Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Isabelle Mazzarella – Casilda (her daughter)

Laura Slavin – Gianetta

Emilee Washington – Tessa

Marisa Panzarin – Fiametta

Emma Sutcliffe – Vittoria

Amanda Rasmussen-Huang – Giulia

Anna Castle – Inez

Sarah Berry (Moma Leona),
Stephanie Clare-Cover
Helen Cumming
Gemma Livingstone
Christine Millward (Madama Fiorina),
Carol Soloff
Emma Warburton

Andrew Bell
William Evans-Papinski
Richard Forrest
Ken Knight (Poppa Luigi),
Chris McInnis
Ron Mack

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