H.M.S. PINAFORE

 

Gilbert & Sullivan
March 2020
Ahoy, all Toronto Operetta Theatre patrons, G & S fans and new operetta lovers!  Join us aboard one of the most famous ships ever to sail the seven seas and enjoy our gift of entertainment….from us to you!
 
Ralph Rackstraw has fallen in love with Josephine. Unfortunately, the poor "British Tar" holds far too low a station for her to marry - despite the fact that she loves him desperately too.
 
The "Ruler of the Queen's Navee" - Sir Joseph Porter KCB - also has his eye on marrying the young beauty, a match her father Captain Corcoran much prefers.
 
However, Buttercup, the bumboat woman, holds a secret that is so topsy-turvy, it could only be Gilbert & Sullivan.
 
From our 2020 production - our last pre-pandemic show, please enjoy these archival highlights.

LOS GAVILANES (The Sparrow Hawks)

 

by Jacinto Guerrero
April/May 2016
 
libretto by José Ramos Martin
English dialogue by
Guillermo Silva-Marin
A Zarzuela from Spain, LOS GAVILANES (The Sparrow Hawks) tells the story of Juan, who returns to has native village in Spain from Peru as a wealthy man, at last worthy of marriage to his childhood sweetheart Adriana.  Separated for over twenty years, Adriana is unforgiving.  In his absence, Adriana had married another and is now a widow with a daughter, Rosaura.  Adriana’s mother Leontina proposes that Juan marry Rosaura scandalizing the village.  Juan is hesitant to complicate the situation especially as Rosaura is known to be in love with a young villager called Gustavo.
 
Filled with glorious Spanish Lyricism and stunning rich harmonies, this production features Guillermo Silva-Marin and some of Canada's most amazing voices to dazzle your ears and eyes in the 2016 Canadian Premiere at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.

The Beautiful Helen (La Belle Helene)

 

Jacques Offenbach
Jane Mallet Theatre
2018
 
STAGE DIRECTOR
Guillermo Silva-Marin
MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
Peter Tiefenbach
Highlights from our 2018 production of Jacques Offenbach's hilarious romp through Ancient Greece. An hilarious retelling of Paris stealing the most beautiful woman in the world from the bumbling Menelaus.

DIE FLEDERMAUS

 

J. Strauss II
Jane Mallet Theatre
December 28 2018 - January 2, 2019
 
Director - Guillermo Silva-Marin
Music Director - Derek Bate
Dr. Falke has shown up at a very inopportune to exact revenge on his friend Eisenstein for leaving him in a compromising position after a costume party. Eisenstein, Rosalinda (his wife), Alfred (her former lover), and their maid Adele all find themselves attending a lavish party thrown by the Russian Prince of ennui himself: Orlofsky.
 
Mistaken identities, botched seductions, and borrowed gowns bring about some seriously silly hijinx.

DIE FLEDERMAUS

 

J. Strauss II
Jane Mallet Theatre
December 28 2018 - January 2, 2019
 
Director - Guillermo Silva-Marin
Music Director - Derek Bate
From our most recent production of Johann Strauss II's masterpiece #DieFledermaus here we have Alfred (Cian Horrobin) passing his time in jail by giving his bumbling jailer Frosch (Guillermo Silva-Marin) a rather UNIQUE voice lesson.

THE GYPSY BARON

 

J. Strauss II
Jane Mallet Theatre
 
Stage Director: Guillermo Silva-Marin
Conductor: Derek Bate
Music: Johann Strauss II
Libretto: Ignaz Schnitzer
Archival Montage of Toronto Operetta Theatre's production of Johann Strauss II's classic THE GYPSY BARON (Der Zigeunerbaron)

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