THE MIKADO

Genre: Musical
Written by Gilbert and Sullivan, directed by Ted Sperling

The Collegiate Chorale presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikadoon April 10, 2012 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, NYC.  The performance features Victoria Clark, Chuck Cooper, Jason Danieley, Christopher Fitzgerald, Amy Justman, Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Worsham, and the American Symphony Orchestra, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling.  Single tickets start at $25 and are available online at carnegiehall.org, by phone through Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.

 

One of the most frequently produced musical theatre pieces in history, The Mikadois a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Debuted by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 14, 1885, The Mikadowas Gilbert and Sullivan’s ninth collaborative work. Set in Japan, the opera explores the exotic, macabre, and humorous while satirizing British politics and institutions in the fictionalized foreign town of Titipu.

 

The evening will also serve as the The Collegiate Chorale’s 2012 Spring Benefit and will honor Norman Peck and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation for their longtime support of The Chorale and numerous arts organizations in New York City. The many generous and often transformational grants awarded by Mr. Peck and the Foundation have enabled numerous artistic and educational programs that have vastly enhanced the quality of life for so many New Yorkers.

 

Co-chairing the event are Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Mary Sharp Cronson, Antonia and George Grumbach, Ellen Nenner, Christie C. Salomon and Richard B. Lombard, and Elizabeth Tunick.

 

The gala portion of the evening will begin before the performance with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:45pm, and continue afterwards with a seated dinner and live auction. 

 

For more information on the 2012 Spring Benefit, please contact Melissa Froehlich at (323) 424-3345.

 

The Collegiate Chorale’s 70th season began with Rossini’sMoïse et Pharaonand continued with Tippett’s A Child of Our TimeandBruckner’s Te Deum. The season will conclude with a program entitled Contemporary Voicesled by Maestro Bagwell on May 21, 2012 at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Highlights of the program include Copland’s In the Beginning– which The Chorale premiered under its founder Robert Shaw – the Poulenc Gloria, and the New York premiere of a setting of Psalm 67 by the young and celebrated Israeli composer, Avner Dorman.

 

Single tickets for all concerts can be purchased by contacting The Chorale office at (646) 435-9465 or online at collegiatechorale.org

Open:   04/10/12
Close:   04/10/12

Schedule:
6:30 pm
Theater:   Carnegie Hall
Address:   881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:Tickets start at $25 or Call: at (212) 247-7800