Opens 1st December
or The Town of Titipu
by Gibert & Sullivan
Director: Jonathan Weightman
Musical director: Jonathan Luxton
Designer: Micky Sá Fernandes
Choreography: Keith Esher Davis
orchestra composed of students from the Escola Superior de Música conducted by Jonathan Luxton
Excitement is mounting as we get ready to present what we think is the Lisbon première of Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece at Estrela Hall. With its multi-talented cast from four continents and twelve nationalities we think you’re in for a treat! Its mix of experienced professional singers and actors and talented newcomers make this a production designed to take your mind off the terrible woes that beset the world and transport you to the ridiculous Kingdom of Titipu, where all the usual rules are suspended for a couple of hours of delight with Gilbert’s brilliant libretto and the wonderful music of Sullivan.
First performed at the Savoy Theatre in London in 1885 this brilliant and much-loved comic opera has never been out of the repertoire. Set in the mythical kingdom of Titipu its absurd tale of reward, punishment and love requited and unrequited is a political satire that for all its fun still has resonances today. An international cast of experienced singers and actors join some exciting new talent to bring you an effervescent production to round off 2016.
Cast: Agnès Parlange, Carlos Martins, Louise Kakoma, Mick Greer, Joana Albuquerque, Catarina Rodrigues , Alexander Wiss, Juan Henning, Gonzalo Guzmán, Keith Esher Davis, Nicole Miguel, Manuel Barbosa, Filipe Thomaz, António Cabral, Phillip Manley, Rhyana Blakeley, Helena Lopes Braga, Shynargul Kabysheva.
1st – 17th December at Estrela Hall
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 21.00 (9 pm)
Sunday Matinee on 11th December at 16.00 (4 pm)
Benefit performance on 18th December at 19.00 (7 pm)*
* Benefit for PORTUGUESE REFUGEE COUNCIL – all box office takings will revert to Conselho Português para os Refugiados
To book, please go to Reservations and fill in the form.