There is a certain feeling of excitement mixed with fear when I go to see an operetta by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. My memories of past performances and great familiarity with the words and music lead me to expect an enormous enjoyment, and my fear is that with such high anticipations I will be disappointed in the result. For two reasons this mixed feeling was especially present the afternoon of February 5, 2011 as I sat in the theatre at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco and waited for the opening chords of the overture. Continue reading
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