A troupe of upper class boys tangle with a swarm of mischievous fairies as they try to woo the much-desired Phyllis. However, Phyllis is in love with Strephon – half-fairy, half-mortal, a commoner and the nephew of the Fairy Queen. When the pompous men break up the happy couple, the fairies vow revenge. Frivolity ensues as lofty lordlings and feisty fairies collide in the ever bumpy road to love.
Eleanor Burke and Aya Robertson lead a cast of talented young singers in their digital production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s enchanting and satirical operetta Iolanthe.
This ambitious project was filmed entirely in lockdown and will be broadcast in 10 episodes across our social media and website from 7th September 2020.
Join our Virtual Chorus
Green Opera is providing you with an exciting opportunity to be part of the virtual chorus of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe. All you need is a pair of headphones and a filming device. Wings are encouraged!
To take part, simply watch the music and choreography tutorials made by three of our lovely fairies- Abbie, Mia, and Emma- and film yourself singing and dancing along. If you are using a mobile device please ensure that it is in landscape mode.
Email all videos to us on by Sunday 16th August and then tune in to watch yourself be part of the final episode on 16th September!
13 young composers respond to the theme of ‘isolation’ in our first contemporary opera project, Isolated Incidents, directed by Eleanor Burke and musically directed by Callum Huseyin.
From Beckett’s Waiting for Godot to a cat and dog waiting for their owner, this smorgasbord of operatic scenes, Isolated Incidents, tells a range of stories inspired by isolation through a variety of musical styles.
Broadcast details coming soon!