The Mikado



by Gilbert & Sullivan
February 10 at 8pm
February 12 at 2pm

Brown Theatre
315 West Broadway | Louisville, KY 40202

Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular work! With a storyline packed with anti-Establishment silliness, this delightful show promises over-the-top fun for all ages from start to finish. Flirting is outlawed! In the fantastical land of “Titipu,” the Mikado makes a law. But when his own son falls for the delightful Yum-Yum, who can carry out the execution decreed as punishment for the crime? THE MIKADO is a pointed satire of the manners, politics, and institutions of Victorian era Britain; it deals comically and absurdly with pompous officials, prudish etiquette, and other foolishness. Delightful and instantly recognizable, the music of THE MIKADO features some of G&S’ best work.

Sung in English with English supertitles. Two and one-half hours approximately (including intermission).

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*Member of the Barbara and Halsey Sanford Studio Artist Program

Watch, Listen & Learn

Kentucky Opera Staff Profile
Kentucky Opera’s The Mikado: Behind the Curtain
About Gilbert & Sullivan


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