Classical music
Orchestra

Trial by Jury

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury was the Mamma Mia! of the 1870s, running for hundreds of performances and touring as far as the United States and Australia.

The OAE teams up with conductor John Wilson for its first full-length performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, as well as hits from G&S favourites, including The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore. Wilson is fresh from his success conducting Porgy and Bess at the English National Opera and is well-known for his groundbreaking performances of MGM musicals at the BBC Proms.

Trial by Jury is part courtroom comedy, part love story. Edwin has broken off his engagement to Angelina – so she decides to sue him for breach of contract. But it all gets complicated when the jury shows that it's far from impartial.

Hear the work of Gilbert and Sullivan as you’ve never quite heard it before, performed on instruments from the time the music was written.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
John Wilson conductor
Simon Butteriss baritone, The Learned Judge
Louise Alder soprano, Angelina (The Plaintiff)
Simon Bailey baritone, Counsel for the Plaintiff
Choir of the Enlightenment

Repertoire

Gilbert & Sullivan: Overture, The Gondoliers; Ring forth ye bells from The Sorcerer; Is life a boon from The Yeomen of the Guard; Climbing over rocky mountain from The Pirates of Penzance; Minerva and Oh Goddess wise from Princess Ida; Overture, Iolanthe; As someday it may happen from The Mikado; Never mind the why and wherefore from HMS Pinafore; Painted emblems of a race from Ruddigore; When the night wind howls from Ruddigore; When I was a lad from HMS Pinafore; One more Gondoleri from The Gondoliers
Interval
Gilbert & Sullivan: Trial by Jury - comic opera in 1 act

Dates & times

18 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£10 - £75
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£10, £25, £45, £75

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 7 events (20% discount); 8 or more events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.

Concessions

25% (limited availability)
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need to know

Ticketing
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
2 – 3 events (15% discount)
4 – 7 events (20% discount)
8 or more events (25% discount)

Book an Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment event for a group of ten people or more and receive a 20% discount.

Under-35s receive a 50% discount. Please bring identification for proof of age.

Children and student £5 tickets are available for every concert.

These discounts, and the £5 tickets, are not available on top-price seats.