Princess Ida in Concert
Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presented a Concert Performance of “Princess Ida,” a tale of Women’s empowerment meets macho resistance. Austin audiences were dazzled by this a comic opera and the hilarious battle of the sexes.
Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 2:00pm
About the Show
Who can resist the story of this young woman? Betrothed in babyhood to a prince, she instead forsakes the company of men and sets up an all-female university. When three young men dressed as women try to gain entrance to the school, war between the sexes ensues. The combination of witty dialogue and charming music makes this abridged concert version of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most comical operas a must-see. Singers will be in formal attire, with minimal staging, and suggestions of costumes. The performance will be polished vocally and will bring the story to life through dialogue, singing, and movement.
Chrishawn Michelle Floyd
Linda Grace Perez
Jeffrey C. Brister