Satirical light opera is no drag

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Princess Ida’


SOME LIKE IT HOT—Florian (Anthony Moresi), Hilarion (Jonathan Matthews) and Cyril (Caleb Heulitt) as three unlikely “female”students. Courtesy of John Pillsbury

In Victorian England, a prince named Hilarion and two witty courtiers scale a castle wall, don women’s robes and speak in falsetto voices in order to infiltrate an all-female university.

An old Monty Python gag? No, this is a scene from “Princess Ida,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s farcical light opera which debuted in 1884.

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