International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate
8 Aug — 12 Aug 2019 | Tour Director: Donald Maxwell
• In the words of Tour Director Donald Maxwell, experience the “essential guide to all things Gilbert & Sullivan”
• Take in three professional performances: The Mikado, The Yeoman of the Guard and The Pirates of Penzance
• Enjoy fascinating talks and fringe events alongside the main operas, all set in the picturesque spa town of Harrogate
Operatic baritone, director and lecturer
Check in 1400 to the White Hart Hotel, Harrogate, for four nights. Orientation walking tour of Harrogate followed by welcome and introduction to the tour.
Morning lecture: Introduction to Ruddigore and Iolanthe. Private recital and interview with G&S cast members. Afternoon fringe performance featuring University of Birmingham: Ruddigore. Evening festival performance featuring the New London Opera Company: Iolanthe.
Morning lecture: Introduction to The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. Morning fringe event featuring Ian Smith, founder and Director of the festival, including backstage tour of the Royal Hall. Afternoon matinee performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado. Evening performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Pirates of Penzance.
Morning lecture: Introduction to Yeomen of the Guard. Some free time, followed by a talk by Bernard Lockett, Trustee of the festival: The heritage of Gilbert & Sullivan. Evening performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Yeomen of the Guard.
8 Aug — 12 Aug 2019
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“Wonderfully entertaining and informative lectures”
“The talks were very good, as were the accommodation and the leaders”
ACE customers on previous International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
Cost of £1255 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, three professional performances plus three fringe events, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £220.
TOUR CODE: IGSH19