Victoria Clark, Chuck Cooper, Jason Danieley, Kelli O'Hara Star in The Mikado, April 10 at Carnegie Hall
By Andrew Gans
The Collegiate Chorale presents Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, featuring a host of Broadway artists, April 10 at 6:30 PM at Carnegie Hall.
Directed and conducted by Ted Sperling, the evening boasts the talents of Tony winner Victoria Clark, Tony winner Chuck Cooper, Jason Danieley, Christopher Fitzgerald, Amy Justman, Kelli O'Hara, Lauren Worsham and the American Symphony Orchestra.
The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Debuted by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre in London on March 14, 1885, The Mikado was Gilbert and Sullivan's ninth collaborative work. Set in Japan, the opera, according to press notes, "explores the exotic, macabre, and humorous while satirizing British politics and institutions in the fictionalized foreign town of Titipu."
The evening also serves as the The Collegiate Chorale's 2012 Spring Benefit and honors Norman Peck and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation for their longtime support of The Chorale and numerous arts organizations in New York City.
The gala portion of the evening begins before the performance with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:45 PM and continues afterwards with a seated dinner and live auction. For more information on the 2012 Spring Benefit, contact Melissa Froehlich at (323) 424-3345.
Single tickets start at $25 and are available online at carnegiehall.org, by phone through Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800 or in person at the Carnegie Hall Box Office.
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