Directed and conducted by Ted Sperling, the evening will boast the talents of Victoria Clark, 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 will also serve as the The Collegiate Chorale's 2012 Spring Benefit and will honor 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 will begin before the performance with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:45 PM and continue afterwards with a seated dinner and live auction. For more information on the 2012 Spring Benefit, contact Melissa Froehlich at (323) 424-3345.