The Library is proud to present the Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company’s concert version of Iolanthe. Iolanthe is a comic opera concerning a band of immortal fairies who find themselves at odds with the House of Peers. The opera is a satire of many aspects of British government and law.
A concert version includes all the musical numbers of the production but the story line is carried by a narrator and the performers are in regular clothing and the props are kept to a minimum.
The program is free to the public and will run for approximately seventy minutes.
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 we 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, we also perform those G & S works that are seldom seen elsewhere: Iolanthe, The Yeomen of the Guard, The Gondoliers, The Sorcerer and others.