The Mikado Discovery Series - Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Mikado Discovery Series

Press Release Letterhead
For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just who are Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko?
Let Neal Davies and Toby Spence
tell you all about them, along with Gary Griffin!
The stage director and two of the stars of
Gilbert & Sullivan’s sparkling comedy at Lyric Opera of Chicago
will share their insights on Tues. Nov. 30, 6-7 p.m. at the
Lyric Opera Discovery Series
Roger Pines, moderator
at the UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr.
across the street from the Civic Opera House
Tickets $16 at the door – call 312-827-5912 for more information

  The Mikado is almost here -- just in time for the holidays! Gilbert and Sullivan’s zesty musical comedy sparkles with wit and whimsy, and is sure to enchant audiences of all ages at Lyric Opera of Chicago December 6 through January 21.

To prepare for your visit to the mythical town of Titipu, where flirting is punishable by death, attend the Discovery Series conversation with tenors Neal Davies (Ko-Ko), Toby Spence (Nanki-Poo), and Chicago-based stage director Gary Griffin, moderated by Lyric’s dramaturg Roger Pines, on Tues. Nov. 30, 6-7 p.m. at the UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., directly across from the Civic Opera House. You’ll find out who almost loses their heads, who winds up with whom, and how, in this charming and tuneful masterpiece.

  The Discovery Series is sponsored by The Bernard and Marjorie Mitchell Family Foundation, dedicated to the memory of Alfred Glasser.