The Wit and Satire of Gilbert & Sullivan – T315 (Face to Face & Online)
7 February 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm GMT
Dr Stephen Goss
‘No tolerance of undeserving rank and splendour’
Discover the witty commentary on contemporary society with a look at the stories behind some of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous, and less well-known, pieces of music. Uncover the thinly veiled satire of some of the plots, what motivated Gilbert to write certain operas, and unmask the characters who were deliberate parodies of certain specific Victorian politicians and notables.
This talk provides context to the operas, but also gives an insight into British society, history, culture, and world view in the Victorian era. If you are interested in British Nineteenth Century history – this is the talk for you!
This talk is available face to face at the Institute or online via zoom so make sure you select the correct ticket type.
Booking in advance is recommended.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.