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Toronto: TOT restreams “The Csárdás Princess” and “The Gondoliers” by popular demand

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Great news!  Thanks to our TOT Patrons and friends as well as the recent rave review from the Opera Canada Magazine, The Gondoliers returns for a limited time and now is double featured with the extended current performances of TOT’s The Csardas Princess by the Silver Age of Operetta’s Hungarian master, Imre Kalman.


An online presentation of Kalman's masterpiece this summer! Watch this anytime from July 9th until August 8th.


About this event

Canada's only professional operetta company, Toronto Operetta Theatre brings Kalman's masterpiece online!

Now Extended: The video is available to watch anytime after July 9th until August 8th.


Die Csárdásfürstin in German or A Csárdáskirálynő in Hungarian, The Csárdás Princess was translated into English as The Riviera Girl. This operetta in three acts by Hungarian composer Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953) with the libretto by Leo Stein and Béla Jenbach premiered in Vienna at the Johann Strauss Theater on 17 November 1915, 100 years ago.

The operetta is widely acclaimed and well-loved in Hungary, Austria, Germany, all of Europe, and the USA. Numerous film versions and recordings have been made. The Csárdás Princess is arguably Kálmán’s most successful work.

Robert Cooper, Conductor

Narmina Afandiyeva, Pianist

Guillermo Silva-Marin, Stage Director


Featuring Artists:

Lauren Margison as Sylvia Varescu

Caitlin Wood as Countess Stasi

Michael Barrett as Edwin

Ryan Downey as Boni

Sean Curran as Leopold Maria

Gregory Finney as Feri

Taylor Gibbs as American and Chorus

Lori Mak as Juliska and Chorus

Rosalind McArthur as Anhilte

Tan Vu as Chorus


Date and time:

Fri, Jul 9, 2021, 2:00 PM –

Sun, Aug 8, 2021, 11:30 PM EDT


A Special Bundle for operetta lovers!

You will receive an invitation to purchase The Gondoliers online ticket for a special price.


Upon completing your purchase of The Gondoliers ticket, you will receive a promo code in the order confirmation Email.


About this event

Canada's only professional operetta company, Toronto Operetta Theatre brings Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece online!

The twelfth collaboration between composer Arthur Sullivan and librettist W.S. Gilbert, The Gondoliers tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Giuseppe and Marco, who are informed that due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria.


Derek Bate, Conductor

Narmina Afandiyeva, Pianist

Guillermo Silva-Marin, Stage Director


Featuring Artists:

Elizabeth Beeler as The Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Tonatiuh Abrego as Marco Palmieri

Bradley Christensen as Giuseppe Palmieri

Gregory Finney as The Duke of Plaza-Toro

Daniela Agostino as Gianetta

Joshua Clemenger as Luiz

Sean Curran as Don Alhambra del Bolero

Stephanie O'Leary as Tessa

Karina Bray as Inez

Allison Walmsley as Casilda


Date and time:

Fri, Jul 23, 2021, 2:00 PM –

Sun, Aug 8, 2021, 11:30 PM EDT


Photo: Michael Barrett as Edwin and Caitlin Wood as Stasi in The Csardas Princess. © 2021 TOT.