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Gilbert & Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers'

at Parkway Elementary School | Sat Jun 22


Parkway Elementary School

865 Belmore Rd.
East Meadow, NY 11554
Tel: (516) 485-5953

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Date & Time

08:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Sat, Jun 22, 2019
Cost:    $30

The ardent song of a Venetian gondolier will be heard over East Meadow when the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island premieres its 2019 production of the classic Savoy opera The Gondoliers, with full orchestra, at Parkway Elementary School on Saturday, June 22, at 8 p.m.


Directed by Gayden Wren, with music directed by Helen Kim, The Gondoliers is the most effortlessly beautiful of the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, with a typically zany plot about a pair of gondoliers whose carefree life is disrupted when it turns out that one of them is the long-lost king of Barataria—but nobody can tell which one of them.


The score for The Gondoliers is packed with famous songs, including the pining ballad “Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes,” the rattling patter song “In Enterprise of Martial Kind,” the ingenious argument quartet “In a Contemplative Fashion” and the bouncy “Rising Early in the Morning.”  The opera is a merry farce that’s as funny now as it was a century ago.  It’s guaranteed fun for the whole family.