One of the most popular and humorous operas ever written, The Mikado is always a treat. It satirises Victorian British society, customs and pretensions through a farcical Gilbertian plot brimming with wit and sharp observation, all under the disguise of the Japanese Imperial Court of long ago. In this topsy-turvy world, flirting is punishable by death, and KoKo, the hapless Lord High Executioner, has much on his mind, including trying to avoid his own decapitation!
A tale of love and deception, with many memorable songs and plenty of opportunity to poke fun at 21st century Britain and its leading establishment and political figures. Who can we be thinking of? Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose!
This will be a traditional production, with fabulous flowing costumes and brilliant make-up. A feast for the senses…what a great way to spend a Spring evening.
This show was rescheduled from 16th-17th April 2021.
Opera South East
Performing full staged operas once or twice annually under the musical direction of Kenneth Roberts (also its founder) Opera South East has a reputation for providing high-quality professional opera at affordable prices. The company performs concerts at other times and also aims to widen opera's appeal, especially for young people, who are always welcome to perform with the company. All our operas are sung in English. Opera South East has given many young artists opportunities to get started in their career, and its productions have featured some famous names.
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