Our Next Show

The Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society has chosen

for our 2017 production.

Ecce princeps noster, et non timere!

     One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most tuneful operettas, Princess Ida or Castle Adamant stars a determined princess who refuses an arranged wedding, and instead barricades a band of women students behind castle walls and institutes a curriculum from which all mention of men is excluded. This would have been shockingly humorous to the Victorian audience when it was first produced in 1884, but modern feminists will admire Ida’s pluck, while still laughing at the inept suitors trying to infiltrate her refuge.

Show dates are Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. See our Tickets page for pre-show prices.

Click Here for a quick peek at the plot of this entertaining operetta.

Click Here to learn what happened before the first Ida performance.

Click Here to see pictures of our 2001 production of Princess Ida.

Click Here to see our cast.

Download the Libretto as a .txt, .doc or .pdf file, or the music as a .midi file.
Click Here

then scroll down to “Libretto” for the words
or scroll down and click on “WebOpera” for the music.

CGSS Members: Check the members’ pages for more information on rehearsals, practice music and videos.