The Library proudly hosted the Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company’s concert version of The Mikado at the library on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Not without reason is this one of the most popular of the long line of"Savoy Operas." Gilbert's text is a masterpiece of comic writing and Sullivan's music is perfectly adapted, serving to set off the amusing character of the words.
This concert version included all the musical numbers of the production but the story line was carried by a narrator and the performers were in regular clothing and the props kept to a minimum.
This program was much enjoyed by all in attendance!
About the Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company
The Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, a nonprofit performing group, has presented full productions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan on a regular schedule since its founding in 1937 by Kay and Jack Edson. For over 70 years they have delighted audiences with the timeless jollity of The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and H.M.S. Pinafore. As one of the oldest continuing musical theater groups in the country, they also perform those G & S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer and others.