The Alternative Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2015

Even though the official Gilbert and Sullivan Festival has moved to Harrogate, although there are rumours that it might return to Buxton next year, Bernie and I still managed some G&S fun in Buxton thanks to two splendid performances by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company.

First, we enjoyed The Gondoliers and then, on Saturday we saw HMS Pinafore. They were both splendid with excellent performances and wonderful singing. I particularly enjoyed The Gondoliers and the Duke of Plaza Toro's performance was outstandingly witty, even by G&S standards. Both operas are packed with witty repartee, toe tapping tunes and lively dances.

The Opera House is a wonderful venue for G&S performances and my only complaint this year was that there wasn't an entire Festival to enjoy. Hopefully next year.....