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Iolanthe

Dates

6th March 2019 - 9th March 2019

Society

Meersbrook Park Church Operatic Society

Venue

Dronfield Civic Hall
Dronfield Civic Centre
Dronfield
Derbyshire
S18 1PD

Description

Iolanthe by WS Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan

Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal; this is forbidden by fairy law. Her son, Strephon, is an Arcadian shepherd who wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. All the members of the House of Peers also want to marry Phyllis. When Phyllis sees Strephon hugging a young woman (not knowing that it is his mother – immortal fairies all appear young), she assumes the worst and sets off a climactic confrontation between the peers and the fairies.

The opera satirises many aspects of British government, law and society. The confrontation between the fairies and the peers is a version of one of Gilbert's favourite themes: a tranquil civilisation of women is disrupted by a male-dominated world through the discovery of mortal love.

Ticket Sales start in January 2019

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