MasterVoices | MasterVoices Orchestra | Ted Sperling, Conductor
Music by Arthur S. Sullivan
Lyrics and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
Choreography and associated directed by Andrew Palermo
Costume Design by Tracy Christensen
SOUND design by Scott Lehrer
Our season finale! Join us May 3 at Carnegie Hall for a concert staging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1882 satiric comic opera, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling. IOLANTHE’s battle of the sexes pits members of Britain’s House of Lords against the Fairy Queen and her kin. Out-of-touch male elites making rules that dominate a tranquil civilization of women… what could possibly go wrong? Our production will honor “one of Sullivan’s finest scores” (The New York Times) with lush orchestration and top vocal talent from the worlds of opera and Broadway.
Tickets starting from $30 to $165, may be purchased online at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or in person at Carnegie Hall’s box office at 57th and Seventh Avenue. Ticket holders need to comply with the venue’s health and safety requirements, which can be found here.
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
CAST OF CHARACTERS
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THE LORD CHANCELLOR, David Garrison
THE QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES, Christine Ebersole
IOLANTHE (a Fairy—Strephon’s mother), Shereen Ahmed
STREPHON (An Arcadian Shepherd), Schyler Vargas
PHYLLIS (an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward of Chancery), Ashley Fabian
GEORGE, THE EARL OF MOUNTARARAT, Santino Fontana
THOMAS, THE EARL TOLLOLLER, Jason Danieley
PRIVATE WILLIS (of the Grenadier Guards), Phillip Boykin
CELIA, Nicole Eve Goldstein
LEILA, Kaitlyn LeBaron
FLETA, Emy Zener
DANCING FAIRY, Tiler Peck
Listen to Larry Maslon’s interview with David Garrison on Broadway to Main Street
Click here to view the Concert Press Release.
MasterVoices 2022-23 season visual created by Asia Pietrzyk.