2023 Fall Iolanthe

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2023 Fall Iolanthe

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe (originally produced 1882) presents a conflict between two very different worlds.
On one hand, we have the world of the immortal fairies – all female, somewhat trippy and chaotic, and ruled by a queen; on the other, we have the world of British parliamentary peers – all male, stodgy and precise, and subject to the law as interpreted by the Lord Chancellor. The opera presents a political satire
wrapped around a love story: the fairy Iolanthe’s halfhuman son Strephon loves the Lord Chancellor’s ward Phyllis, but the Lord Chancellor wishes to marry her to a peer. The fairies come to Strephon’s aid, install him in parliament, and cast a spell on the other members of parliament to make them pass any law Strephon
proposes. The plot winds up as you’d expect, with the lovers reunited, and along the way we get any number of satirical digs at the British system of law and government (lampooning, among other things, the intellectual fitness of members of the House of Lords and the honesty and honorableness of lawyers).

Music Director - Guy Russo

Stage Diector -  Michael McFaden


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Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall 300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106