Charles Court Opera
Following their smash-hit production of The Pirates of Penzance, “the masters of G&S in small spaces” return to the Festival to celebrate their ten year anniversary with a brand new ‘Hammer Horror’ production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore or The Witch’s Curse. The most celebrated writers of comic opera’s quirky spoof on melodrama, with mad damsels, villainous barons and a picture gallery of ghosts, is given a spark of electricity and plenty of punch in true CCO style.
A stalwart of London’s off-west-end, Charles Court Opera are one of the leading lights in the recent reinvigoration of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, and this new production, directed by the company’s artistic director John Savournin (one of the “finest G&S actor/directors of the present day” Daily Express) and featuring a first-rate cast of nine singers accompanied by David Eaton on the piano, is not to be missed.
“A sparklingly fresh package of pathos, foolery and high-class music making.” Opera Now