|November 9th 2013||Concert £6 (£8)|
|"An Evening With..."|
|Geoff Porter and friends|
|A Concert Version with Libretto|
accompanied by Nigel Smith ~ piano
"The Contrabandista" (1867) by F.C. Burnand and Arthur Sullivan followed the success of Cox and Box. Based on a book about Spanish brigands by Frances Burnand (who would later become Editor of Punch), in "The Contrabandista", Sullivan attempts a wide variety of musical styles. At times, these are more reminiscent of Offenbach than the German and Italian operatic masters that Sullivan is likened to.