Opera Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’

Fresno State Opera Theatre will present the comic opera "The Gondoliers" this weekend.


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Fresno State Opera Theatre will present “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan this weekend. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the Music Building‘s Wahlberg Hall.

“The Gondoliers,” presented in English, is a comic opera.

“This show is a Gilbert and Sullivan favorite,” said director Dr. Anthony Radford, “and we haven’t performed a Gilbert and Sullivan production at Fresno State in probably 20 years.”

Three of the performers that can be seen and heard in “The Gondoliers” celebrate recent accomplishments.

Christopher Rodriguez and Christian Cabral with the competition score board.Baritone Christopher Rodriguez, left, won first place in the classical category of the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. Tenor Christian Cabral, right, came in second. Cabral also won second place in the musical theatre division.

David White singsIn addition, graduating baritone David White, above, who also competed at the NATS competition, has been accepted into the voice master’s program at the University of Nevada, Reno, with a scholarship and a graduate assistantship.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for employees and seniors and $5 for students. Information and tickets are available on the website.

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