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The Gondoliers (1990)

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After gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, marry their sweethearts Gianetta and Tessa, they are informed that one of them is really the King of Barataria. However, there is a problem - nobody ... See full summary »

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Roger Lemke ...
Christine Douglas ...
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After gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, marry their sweethearts Gianetta and Tessa, they are informed that one of them is really the King of Barataria. However, there is a problem - nobody knows which is the King and which is the gondolier. Gianetta and Tessa are delighted with the idea of one of them being Queen, but later discover, to their horror, that the King was married, in babyhood, to somebody else - and that neither of them will be a queen. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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A wonderful version of the Gondoliers,
23 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Gondoliers is, like nearly all G&Ss, is a hilarious, yet touching tale of mixed-up romances. It's the same basic storyline of boy and girl in love, boy and girl can't be together, everything works out and happily ever after. Nevertheless, they're all incredibly different and they're all great.

In this production, like other Opera Australia G&Gs, the story is treated respectfully, yet they put in a few little modern references, like "Which bank?" The only downside to this is that the non-Austalian audience probably wouldn't understand some of these.

All the actors are wonderful in their respective characters, but I feel that I must mention Olson as The Grand Inquisitor. He plays it with style, and he's got to be the funniest one I've ever come across.

The entire ensemble, also worked really well together, one memorable scene is the "Dance a Cachucha," which, I think all who have seen it will agree, is a highlight of the show.

This isn't a G&S I'd recommend for completely theater-illiterate people, some love of musicals/operas would be needed to really enjoy this, as opposed to, say, The Pirates of Penzance. Nevertheless, it's a fantastic production, and if you're going to get a version of the Gondoliers, get this one.


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