Opera South East presents Gilbert & Sullivan's
comic opera, The Mikado.
Directed by Denis Delahunt and conducted by Kenneth Roberts, who’s joined by the Sussex Concert Orchestra in the pit for this wonderful feast of music and drama. The Opera South East Chorus will be singing on stage in English.
One of the most popular and humorous operas ever written, The Mikado is always a treat. It satirises Victorian British society, customs, and pretensions through a farcical Gilbertian plot brimming with wit and sharp observation, all under the disguise of the Japanese Imperial Court of long ago.
In this topsy-turvy world, flirting is punishable by death, and Ko-Ko the hapless Lord High Executioner has much on his mind, including trying to avoid his own decapitation! A tale of love and deception with many memorable songs, and plenty of opportunity to poke fun at 21st century Britain and its leading establishment figures. Who can we be thinking of? Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!
This will be a colourful production with fabulous costumes and brilliant music. A feast for the senses....what a great way to spend a spring evening!
Rescheduled from April 2020, then April 2021. Cannot attend the new date?