Gilbert & Sullivan. 

Iolanthe

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A troupe of upper class boys tangle with a swarm of mischievous fairies as they try to woo the much-desired Phyllis. However, Phyllis is in love with Strephon – half-fairy, half-mortal, a commoner and the nephew of the Fairy Queen. When the pompous men break up the happy couple, the fairies vow revenge. Frivolity ensues as lofty lordlings and feisty fairies collide in the ever bumpy road to love. 

Green Opera’s ambitious project, filmed entirely in lockdown, was broadcast in 10×10 minute daily from 12th September 2020. Members of the public were given the opportunity to join the final chorus.

All episodes are available to watch on demand here

 

The operetta also formed the basis of a workshop Green Opera goes into the woods: musical performance and tutorial given as part of the Youth Climate Summit 2020. 

Creatives

Director: Eleanor Burke 
Musical Director/Répétiteur: Aya Robertson

Assistant Répétiteur: Richard Decker

Producer: Lizzie Thomas

Sound/Video Editor: Charlie Jonas

Publicity Designer: Marie-Louise James

Outreach Coordinators: Nina Vinther/Eleanor Burke 

Cast

Iolanthe:  Julia Potela Piñon                                                  

The Lord Chancellor: Jacob Feldman                                     

Earl Mountararat: Michael Temporal- Darell                                           

Earl Tolloller: Samuel Kibble                                                

Strephon: Christoper Head                                                     

Phyllis: Danni O’Neill                                                        

Celia: Anna Llewellyn                                                              

Leila: Alexandra Beason                                                               

Private Willis: Seán Purtell                                                    
 

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