The Théâtre St-Quentin en Yvelines presents Gilbert & Sullivan's witty satire of nineteenth-century British politics and institutions. Set in the fictitious Japanese town of Titipu, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado (emperor of Japan) is in love with Yum-Yum. She, however, is promised to the former tailor Ko-Ko, now an inept executioner. From this love triangle is born a farcical tale of lies, law-bending and fake executions, all of which is accompanied by hit songs like “A Wond’ring Minstrel I” and “Three Little Maids from School are We” sung by daft-named characters like Peep-Bo and Pitti-Sing.
The Mikado is one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most well loved operas. This version, performed in French by Opera Fuoco, an amateur adult and children’s choir, is absolutely free.
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