ClassicFest, created by the organisers of Buxton’s popular International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, will include opera, oratoria, operetta, musical theatre and pop.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
Saturday 25 August 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm
Royal Hall, Harrogate
All aboard as a brand new production of HMS Pinaforesets sail. This is one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas, just brimming with infectious, toe-tapping tunes. A nautical tale of romance and mistaken identities, it features some of Gilbert’s wittiest characters and with its lampooning of the British class system pokes good-natured fun at party politics and the rise to authority of people who are just not qualified for the job! With memorable classics such as We Sail the Ocean Blue, I’m Called Little Buttercup and I am the Monarch of the Sea you can be sure of a night filled with Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious capers.
The professional Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company are renowned for producing simply the very best G&S to be seen anywhere in the world and this sparkling productions stars Simon Butteriss as Sir Jospeh Porter, Ian Belsey as Captain Corcoran, Oliver White as Ralph Rackstraw, Charlotte Page as Josephine and Sylvia Clarke as Little Buttercup.