The Grand Duke
FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
April 5, 11 & 12 at 8.00 PM
APRIL 5, 12 2014 at 2.00 PM
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Ludwig, an actor, replaces the company manager, Ernest, and then he replaces the miserly Grand Duke Rudolph of Pfennig Halbpfennig, after "killing" each of them by drawing the ace from a deck of cards in two "statutory" duels. By winning the statutory duels, Ludwig assumes all of Ernest's and Rudolph's rights and obligations. Soon he finds himself with far more wives, and prospective wives, than he knows what to do with.
The Grand Duke, Gilbert and Sullivan's last collaboration, written in 1896, is scarcely performed. For all Gilbert and Sullivan fans this is a rare opportunity to participate in one of their most extraordinary operas. If you want, or need, to complete the canon and see all the 14 Savoy operas then don’t miss this opportunity. Director Richard Burman and Music Director John Ferguson with cast and chorus of Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria delight in bringing to the Alexander Theatre Monash University this extraordinary work.
DIRECTOR RICHARD BURMAN
MUSICAL DIRECTOR JOHN FERGUSON
REPETITEUR PAM CHRISTIE
Tickets $39 full, $35 concession, $19.50 child
Groups of 20+ $35
Child free with full-paying adult on both Saturday matinees.(April 5 & 11 at 2.00 pm) Can only be purchased by telephone through the box office.
If you need access to the music of this show, you can obtain it from this link to the independent Gilbert and Sullivan Archive The Grand Duke on the The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
|THE GRAND DUKE|
|Rudolph (the Grand Duke)||Peter Hanway|
|Ernest Dummkopf (Manager of Theatrical company)||William James Smith|
|Ludwig (Leading Comedian)||Paul Tooby|
|Dr. Tannhauser (Notary)||Andrew McGrail|
|Prince of Monte Carlo||Jamie Moffat|
|Ben Hashbaz (Costumier)||Ken Knight|
|Viscount Mentone||Ben Klein|
|Princess of Monte Carlo||Julia Harper|
|Baroness Von Krakenfeldt||Jenny Wakefield|
|Julia Jellicoe (English Comedienne)||Lydia Kovesi|
|Lisa (Soubrette)||Bernadette Mether|