The Gondoliers

Directed by Brendan Hartnett

Music Directed by Georgianna Pappas

Performance Schedule

Concerts:

Saturday, October 12 at 7:30pm: Seabrook Senior Living

Thursday, October 24 at 8pm: Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck

Sunday, October 27 at 2pm: Finklestein Library

Full Performances:

Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm: Fair Lawn Community Center

Sunday, November 10 at 3pm: Heritage Village

Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church

Sunday, November 17 at 3pm: Ridgewood United Methodist Church

The twelfth collaboration between composer Arthur Sullivan and librettist W.S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria) tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Giuseppe and Marco, who are informed that due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria. They are delighted with the situation and agree to share the responsibilities of governing their new kingdom until it can be ascertained which of them is which, but matters are complicated when the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro reveal that their beautiful daughter, Casilda, was married to the future king as an infant. The problem? Giuseppe and Marco are both newly married to the contadine Tessa and Gianetta, and Casilda is in love with her father’s attendant, Luiz. Since its premiere in 1889, The Gondoliers has delighted audiences with its memorable score by Sullivan, and its political satire, cleverly tucked into Gilbert’s witty plotline.

The Gondoliers Cast

  • The Duke of Plaza-Toro ................................................................................................................................................................................... John Holmboe

  • Luiz, his Attendant ....................................................................................................................................................................................... H Lamont Watson

  • Don Alhambra del Bolero, the Grand Inquisitor ......................................................................................................................................... Robert Prowse

  • Marco Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier .............................................................................................................................................................. Mark Martinez

  • Giuseppe Palmieri, Venetian Gondolier .................................................................................................................................................. Brendan Hartnett

  • Antonio, Venetian Gondolier ................................................................................................................................................................... Philip Sternenberg

  • Francesco, Venetian Gondolier .........................................................................................................................................................................Tim Schwartz

  • The Duchess of Plaza-Toro ..................................................................................................................................................................................... Eva Giorgi

  • Casilda, her Daughter .............................................................................................................................................................................. Mithuna Sivaraman

  • Gianetta, Contadina .......................................................................................................................................................................................... Veronica Shea

  • Tessa, Contadina ........................................................................................................................................................................................ Rachael Dimichino

  • Fiametta, Contadina .................................................................................................................................................... Michelle Encarnacion/Amanda Jean

  • Vittoria, Contadina ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Sarah O'Sullivan

  • Giulia, Contadina ............................................................................................................................................................................................ Pamela Schopp

  • Inez, the King's Foster-mother ....................................................................................................................................................................... Lou Ann Salkin

    Chorus of Gondoliers and Contadine, Men-at-Arms, Heralds and Pages .......................................... Joan Barker, Jeanette Becker, Bob Bromberg, 

Rhonda Cooperstein, Barbara Domini, Eileen Karlson White, Stephen Kiss, Susie Rosenbluth, Judy Weis

Maps to RGSOC Performance Locations

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