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Celebrate the joy of live music again this February

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria is proudly presenting a special season of Gilbert and Sullivan's timeless romantic musical comedy The Gondoliers in three venues across Victoria this February. Tickets are now on sale.

Set on the sparkling waters of the Grand Canal, The Gondoliers is a comic opera brimming with romance, young lovers and state secrets!


Marco and Giuseppe have just married their sweethearts, Gianetta and Tessa, who they won in a game of blind-man's-buff!

On their wedding night, however, the Grand Inquisitor informs them that one of them is the rightful King of Barataria.

Furthermore, he, whoever he is, was married in infancy to Casilda - the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro - who has just arrived in Venice to claim their daughter's husband.

The Gondoliers is the quintessential light opera of babies mixed-up at birth, set to "the happiest music ever written by an Englishman". Cachucha, fandango, bolero, Sullivan was truly inspired to write such delicious Italian and Spanish melodies. Gilbert's satire of Republicanism is still as fresh today as ever. "When everyone is somebody then no one's anybody".

This splendid new production, with lavish new sets and gorgeous costumes, is directed by Robert Ray and features an outstanding ensemble cast. Don't miss this toe-tapping, laugh-out-loud masterpiece!


Tickets for this strictly limited season of The Gondoliers are now on sale and selling fast. Don't miss out. Choose from 3 fabulous venues:


The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

10th - 12th February 2022

Following an extensive refurbishment, the 'Alex' Theatre is now a state-of-the-art proscenium arch theatre, fully equipped with technical capabilities and creature comforts for both audiences and performers.

4 Performances at the Alexander Theatre

  • Thursday 10th February 2022, 8pm

  • Friday 11th February 2022, 8pm

  • Saturday 12th February 2022, 2pm

  • Saturday 12th February 2022, 8pm
    Click here for Alexander Theatre tickets at the Monash University Box Office



    25 Verdon St, Inglewood, Victoria

    5th February 2022

    One regional performance at the magnificent Inglewood Town Hall 25 Verdon St, Inglewood, Victoria

    Curtain up at 2:30pm, tickets at the door from 1:00pm, or prebook at Trybooking - Tickets not on sale yet.

    With the GSOV Chorus, and Accompanied by Geoffrey Urquhart.

    Click here for Inglewood Tickets through


    59 Guthrie Street, Quambatook VIC 3540

    19th February 2022

    One regional performance at the historic Quambatook Memorial Hall.

    Curtain up 8pm, tickets at the door from 7pm, but we recommend prebooking at Trybooking.

    With the GSOV Chorus, and Accompanied by Geoffrey Urquhart.

    Click here for Quambatook Tickets through

    For more information on The Gondoliers, including the cast and crew, please see:




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