Ruddigore: February 1994

by Gilbert & Sullivan

Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, is a comic opera in two acts, written by Gilbert and Sullivan and first performed in 1887. The plot centers around the story of a cursed family of baronets, who are doomed to commit a crime every day or suffer from painful consequences. The protagonist, Robin Oakapple, is a timid young man who has disguised himself as a farmer to escape the curse. When he is revealed as the rightful heir to the baronetcy, he must navigate the challenges of living up to the family legacy, as well as win the heart of the woman he loves. The opera features a mix of humor, romance, and supernatural elements, set to Gilbert and Sullivan’s iconic musical score.

Produced by Peter Barlow

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