Enjoy Learn Discuss: Gilbert & Sullivan and Offenbach Irrepressible Irreverent Operetta
It’s 1875, and Richard D’Oyley Carte is putting on a production of – Offenbach’s La Perichole. He needs a short companion piece, and asks librettist W.S. Gilbert to write a piece. He approaches Arthur Sullivan, with whom he has worked once before, and a great partnership is born. A fun look at two operetta greats: Jacques Offenbach and his librettists “Meil-et-Hal”, and the duo of Gilbert and Sullivan – similarities, differences, censorship, piracy (and Piracy). Entertaining and informative.
Presenter Angela Cockburn has a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Birmingham and a Master: Research into Staging and Costuming. Angela presents her own radio series: Staging Music on Fine Music Digital. Sunday 15th October, 2.30pm.
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In 2015, Toby was appointed to the highly coveted role of Assistant Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a role that sees him work extensively with chief conductor David Robertson. Click below to learn more about Toby
CD OF THE WEEK
Krystian Zimerman's solo album features revelatory readings of the Piano Sonata D959 and Piano Sonata D960, written just months before the composer’s death at the age of thirty-one. Zimerman’s profound interpretations flowed from his experience of performing the works in recent seasons and of becoming fully immersed in Schubert’s late creative world in the process. His approach highlights the experimental, visionary nature of both sonatas, the revolutionary work of a man looking forward to the future rather than dwelling on thoughts of death.
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Enjoy, Learn, Discuss:
Gilbert & Sullivan and Offenbach Irrepressible Irreverent Operetta
Date: Sunday 15th October