Friends of Stony Stratford Library Talk - Gilbert & Sullivan: Their Topsy-Turvy World

Venue: Parish Hall, St Mary & St Giles Church, Church Street, Stony StratfordParish Hall, St Mary & St Giles Church, Church Street, Stony Stratford
Date: 24 Feb 2022
Time: 19:00

The first FOSSL talk for 2022 will be on Thursday 24th February at 7pm in the Parish Room on Church Street. The speaker is Jamie Hayes and his talk will be on: Gilbert and Sullivan: Their Topsy-Turvy World. 

The story of two remarkable men and the birth of English comic opera. The bouquets, the brickbats, their extraordinary lives, their popularity and fame. Still admired and performed all around the world; their journey to success was unparalleled.

Jamie has had a distinguished career as an opera director, working at many opera houses and festivals including Covent Garden, Opera Holland Park, Wexford, Buxton, Victoria State Opera (Melbourne) and Icelandic National Opera (Reykjavik). He was Director of Productions with British Youth Opera between 1995 and 2000, and has directed many productions at leading conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His productions range from Mozart and Rossini via Verdi and Bizet to Gilbert and Sullivan and Britten. He has also directed many musicals and was Associate Director to Nicholas Hytner on the original production of Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway.

Numbers are limited, so please let FoSSL know as soon as possible if you would like to attend, but also please be aware that you might have to be placed on a waiting list. Please contact to register for this presentation . 

As usual, FoSSL make no set charge for their talks, but would ask you to donate to cover the costs. They will be offering their usual hospitality of wine, soft drinks and delicious homemade cakes. 
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