The Gondoliers


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(5 stars; 5 reviews)

In typical Gilbert and Sullivan "Topsy Turvy" style, the King of Barataria has gone missing! He was stolen as a baby and raised in secrecy as one of two gondoliers (nobody knows which) and his wife would like very much to know where he is! The Grand Inquisitor appears in Venice to take both Gondoliers to a life of luxury and rulership - but is dismayed to discover that both are reluctant to leave their wives behind. Somehow two husbands have managed to acquire three wives, and nobody is happy at the idea of marrying a vulgar fraction!

This is a spoken "poetic" version of the libretto written by W. S. Gilbert, where a full cast of voices brings the sparkling wit of Gilbert to the fore, and will enhance understanding and appreciation of this comic light opera. (Summary by Beth Thomas)

Cast list:
The Duke of Plaza-Toro: ToddHW
Luiz: Larry Wilson
Don Alhambra del Bolero: Alan Mapstone
Marco Palmieri: Josh Kibbey
Giuseppe Palmieri: Tomas Peter
Antonio/Annibale: Aaron White
Francesco/Giorgio: Mark Nelson
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro: Foon
Cassilda: Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
Gianetta : Leanne Yau
Tessa: TJ Burns
Fiametta: Maria de Fátima da Silva
Vittoria: Bhavya
Giulia: Naomi Madeleine
Inez : Crln Yldz Ksr
Narrator: Tom Geller
Editor: Mark Nelson (1 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Act 1 52:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 47:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

I really like the poetry choruses


(5 stars)