THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

LIBRETTO BY W.S. GILBERT, MUSIC BY ARTHUR SULLIVAN

DIRECTED BY RORY PELSUE

OXBRIDGE OPERA COMPANY: BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

CONDUCTOR:  Christopher Milton

SCENIC DESIGN:  Paul Lazell

COSTUME DESIGN:  Tony Brett

LIGHTING DESIGN: Peter Blackmore

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:

This was one of the slickest and most meaningfully presented productions of Yeomen I have seen for a long time. Here Gilbert’s elements of ceremony, humour, pathos and melodrama have all been teased out of the 125 year old libretto and nicely communicated to the audience. [Oxbridge Opera Company’s] attention to detail is staggering…Director, Rory Pelsue has a good eye for staging and, drawing on the strengths of traditional productions, he introduces fresh ideas that are appealing and make sense.  (Raymond J Walker, Seen and Heard International)