The Yeomen of the Guard
John Wilson brings his unique touch to one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, regarded as Sullivan’s finest score. The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the 16th century at the Tower of London and is the darkest and most emotionally engaging of the Savoy Operas, notable for the marked absence of their characteristic satires of British institutions and ending with a broken-hearted protagonist and two very reluctant engagements rather than the more usual happy ending.
The concert will be a directed production of the complete operetta, including spoken dialogue. It will be semi-staged, with costumes, wigs, and props. There will also be stage lighting, and all the singers will be off book.
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