Widely regarded as the finest Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, The Mikado
will captivate and humor you at every turn. Nanki-Poo, son of the Emperor of Japan, is desperately in love with Yum-Yum. But she is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner! Witty lyrics and brilliantly constructed plot twists make this tale of forbidden love, deception and beheadings a light-hearted favorite among opera-goers everywhere.
To learn more about The Mikado
read our in-depth guide. Written by Lyric Opera Guild member Stu Lewis, the guide details the plot of the opera and the life and careers of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
This all new whimsical production based on Japanese screens and scrolls is designed by R. Keith Brumley (The Flying Dutchman
2011), directed by William Theisen (The Barber of Seville
Mark Ferrell (H.M.S. Pinafore
2009) will conduct members of the Kansas City Symphony in production.
Follow the Lyric Opera Blog
where you can learn more about the entire production.