Iolanthe (2016)

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The Queen of the Fairies has banished Iolanthe from fairyland because she married a mortal; this is forbidden by fairy law. Her son, Strephon, is an Arcadian shepherd who wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. All the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman (not knowing that it is his mother – immortal fairies all appear young), she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies. The opera satirizes many aspects of British government, law and society. The confrontation between the fairies and the peers is a version of one of Gilbert’s favorite themes: a tranquil civilization of women is disrupted by a male-dominated world through the discovery of mortal love. (from Wikipedia)

Video at https://youtu.be/TQCSHbSzLNI

Iolanthe Program

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Cast

Chorus of Fairies

Chorus of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons

Crew