The opera deals with a troupe of actors taking political power. The plot hinges on the misinterpretation of a 100-year-old law regarding statutory duels (decided by drawing cards). The baffled leading man of the troupe, Ludwig, spearheads the rebellion against the hypochondriac, miserly Grand Duke and becomes engaged to four different women before the plot is resolved. The Grand Duke (or The Statutory Duel) premiered at the Savoy Theatre in 1896.
St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society, in its 54th year, will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke from January 27 to February 5, 2017 in the Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin Street. There will be four evening and four matinee performances at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.
MADS performances are professionally costumed, skillfully staged with a large chorus, and musically enhanced by an 18-piece orchestra. Tickets will be available from November 1, 2016 at 416.922.4415. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.You may also view or download an order form, which gives information about prices and timing, by visiting our downloads page (scroll down to the Music at St. Anne's section).