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The Gondoliers

8 March 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gilbert and Sullivan’s THE GONDOLIERS (or the King of Barataria) is SA Light Opera’s second planned production for 2021.
(Following The New Moon in April)
Performances at The Tower Arts Centre
Thursday August 26 at 8pm
Friday August 27 at 8pm
Saturday August 28 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday August 29 at 2pm
Director – Pam Tucker
Musical Director – Kate White
An information night for those considering cast roles will be held on Monday March 8.
7.30 pm at St Elizabeth of Hungary Church Hall
Dwyer Road
Oaklands Park
(Enter from Crew Street)
Auditions will be held on Monday March 15.
Auditions MUST be BOOKED at the info night or by contacting Pam on 8294 6582.
THE STORY (Set in Venice/Barataria; 1750)
It all begins with 24 peasant girls vying for the love of the two gondoliers. Then the young bride of the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Barataria arrives in Venice to join her husband. It turns out, however, that he can’t be identified, as he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To complicate matters, the King of Barataria has just been killed. The two young gondoliers must now jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine which of them is the rightful king. Moreover, when the young lady arrives to claim her husband, she finds that the two gondoliers have now both recently married local girls. A final complicating factor is that she, herself, is in love with yet another man. Luckily eventually everyone gets together for a typical G&S happy ending.
Cast Roles may include: (with a rough indication of vocal range)
• The Duke of Plaza-Toro, A Grandee of Spain (comic baritone)
• Luiz, his Attendant (lyric baritone or tenor)
• Don Alhambra del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor (bass-baritone)
• Marco Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier (tenor)
• Giuseppe Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier (baritone)
• Antonio, Venetian Gondolier (baritone)
• Francesco, Venetian Gondolier (tenor)
• Giorgio, Venetian Gondolier (bass)
• Annibale, Venetian Gondolier (speaking role/chorus)
• The Duchess of Plaza-Toro (contralto/mezzo/comic)
• Casilda, her Daughter (soprano)
• Gianetta, Contadina (soprano)
• Tessa, Contadina (mezzo-soprano)
• Fiametta, Contadina (soprano)
• Vittoria, Contadina (mezzo-soprano)
• Giulia, Contadina (mezzo-soprano or soprano)
• Inez, the King’s Foster-mother (contralto)
• Chorus of various Gondoliers and Contadine (lovely peasant girls), Men-at-Arms, Heralds and Pages
A song from The Gondoliers or similar music would be appropriate for auditions. More details, of course, at the information night on March 8.
For any further information or to book an audition time contact Pam on 8294 6582.


8 March 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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