The University of King’s College Early Modern Studies Program
Opera Nova Scotia

Gilbert and Sullivan, in Their Times and Ours: a Study Day

As an introduction to Opera Nova Scotia’s Spring Production of The Gondoliers, May 24th and 25th, Sir James Dunn Theatre Dalhousie Arts Centre, the Kings Early Modern Studies Program and Opera Nova Scotia present a Study Day on the Savoy Operettas within both their own era and their modern legacy.


9:30 a.m. Registration

10 a.m. Welcome, Prof. Shao-Pin Luo, Study Day Coordinator

10:10 a.m. Prof. Walter H. Kemp,” Gilbert and Sullivan in the History of Operetta from Offenbach to Sondheim”

10:55 a.m. Prof. Roberta Barker,” The Gondoliers and Victorian Popular Theatre”

11:45 a.m. Prof. Simon Kow, “Japan, The Mikado, and Issues in 21st Century Theatre Production”.

12:30 p.m. Lunch (quiches, salad, sweets, tea/coffee/juice)

1:30 p.m. Mike Leigh’s ‘Topsy Turvy’, with Introduction by Prof. David Nicol

4:10 p.m. Discussion and Conclusion, Prof. Shao-Pin Luo, Moderator.


Full Day including Lunch $25.00
Full Day without Lunch $15:00
Partial Registration, without Lunch: morning talks only, or afternoon film only, $10:00

Deadline for receiving Full Day registration reservation by email or telephone: Thursday April 18
Reservation requests received after April 18 cannot be guaranteed lunch

Send your email notice of intent for Saturday registration to Prof. Shao-Pin Luo,, or telephone Prof. Walter H. Kemp, 902-852-5170. At the Saturday 9:30 a.m. Registration, KTS Lecture Hall foyer, you will fill out the Registration Reservation Form and receive your Lunch ticket

Registration Form