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CWU Opera Ensemble presents The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan

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Event Date: 
Thu, 04/04/2019 to Sat, 04/06/2019
Event Time: 
7:00 p.m.
Event Location: 
Morgan Middle School Auditorium


The CWU Opera Ensemble’s production of The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan opens on April 4th in the Morgan Middle School Performing Arts Center Auditorium. The Gondoliers will be directed by Gayla Blaisdell and performed in collaboration with the CWU Chamber Orchestra directed by Nikolas Caoile.
The Gondoliers, or, The King of Barataria is a light-hearted English operetta by the ever- popular creative team of Gilbert and Sullivan. Premiered in 1891, it continues to delight audiences with a colorful plot about a young bride who has been betrothed to the heir to the throne of Barataria as an infant. However, the heir has been raised in anonymity and two young Gondoliers, recently married to their sweethearts, are taken to the Court to determine which will become King. The mistaken identities and complicated relationship twists are further entangled because the young bride has fallen in love with a different man. The Gondoliers features a wonderful ensemble of Gondoliers and Contadine singing and dancing in playful musical numbers, young lovers spinning out tuneful solos and duets and the Duke, Duchess and The Grand Inquisitor providing superb comedic episodes. It truly has something for everyone!
Performances will be on Thursday through Saturday, April 4th – 6th, at 7 p.m. and on April 7th at 2 p.m in the Morgan Middle School Performing Arts Center in Ellensburg, WA. Visit: for ticket information for the CWU performances.





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