Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan

Starring: Maureen ForresterEric DonkinMarie BaronPaul MasselKatharina Megli

The highly acclaimed Stratford Festival gives Iolanthe - the 1882 comic opera that was considered a scathing contemporary satire caricaturing the leading political figures of its day - a refreshing update. The story involves a band of fairies that become enmeshed with the House of Lords in an effort to unite the half-fairy, half-mortal son of Iolanthe with his true love. 

The production, which was a runaway hit when originally performed, features world-renowned contralto Maureen Forrester as the Queen of the Fairies. Enchanting sets unfold with the magic of children's pop-up books and imaginative choreography lends to the witty, high-stepping good fun.

Greg Fitzmaurice hosts.

And from an earlier Stratford production.

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  • Barbel B.

    ps To those of you new to the Opera Meetup at the Chapel Hill Seymour Sr. Center - please be aware that most of our members follow us via email alerts from the Seymour Senior Center and their publications. Our average attendance at a performance is between 35 and 50, so never fear of a cancellation because of a low posted confirmation here on the Meetup site.

    May 17, 2014

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