The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg opened The Gondoliers earlier this week. Classic 107 host Bill Richardson spoke with director Reid Harrison.
The Gondoliers originally opened in 1889 and ran for 54 performances. This was the last great success for the iconic British duo-combining Sullivan’s most sparkling and tuneful music with Gilbert’s biting satire of class snobbery.

This version of the famous show will be set in a Venice of the mid-1950s—that post-war period when romance and style were being re-discovered.

There are two performances left - Friday night (May 02) and Saturday night (May 03) at Pantages Playhouse. Tickets are $39 for adults and $15 for students and children. You can get them through the Manitoba Opera Box Office or 
Listen to Bill's interview with director Reid Harrison below.