Fri 12 Jun 2020
Running time (approx.): 2 hours 40 minutes
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Scottish Opera: Utopia, Limited
Gilbert & Sullivan's penultimate opera was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, in a semi-staged performance with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and revised musical version by Scottish Opera's Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere and the airing it so deserves. Satirising the conceit of the mighty British Empire, its politics, monarchy and press, Utopia, Limited is as incisive now as ever it was.
On the island of Utopia, in the far South Seas, King Paramount dreams of England. But his hope to 'civilise' his people by adopting English ways backfires, and all turns out to be decidedly less civilised than expected...Full of sparkling wit, Utopia, Limited is packed with showstopping patter, brilliant choruses and music that is, at times, of almost Verdian beauty.
Sung in English with English supertitles
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