Comic Opera Guild continues its series of operettas by the March King, John Philip Sousa. Its recordings of The Charlatan, Chris and the Wonderful Lamp and The Free Lance are the only ones available, and it has produced El Capitan twice before. Now we come to The Bride Elect.
When it was produced in 1897, Sousa and Victor Herbert were the two biggest names on Broadway. Like El Capitan and The Free Lance, The Bride Elect is a satire of politics set in a fictitious country and resembles in style the work of Gilbert and Sullivan. It is the only operetta for which Sousa wrote both the music AND the lyrics! Last performed in 1923, this revival will result in the firt recording of the complete work.
The show will be presented in concert format, conducted by international performer and conductor, David Troiano.