Performance Photos: Helen Park's Fresh Take on PRINCESS IDA by Gilbert & Sullivan, Streaming until November 19, 2021

(screen captures from video by director Helen Sohyun Park)


Accepting an invitation to update the "string of pearls" sequence from Princess IdaHelen Sohyun Park uses UT's Butler School of Music in Austin to represent Castle Adamant, seat of Princess Ida's university exclusively for women. The setting becomes the "IDA Voice University," and a trio of male companions sneaks into the institution in search of adventure -- and Princess Ida herself!

Screen shots come from Episode 4 of Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's Fresh Takes on Gilbert & Sullivan, streaming free of charge until November 19, 2021 at the website or on YouTube (click HERE for direct link).

Directed by Helen Sohyun Park, who also did videography, editing, and captioning

Piano accompaniment by Jeanne Sasaki

Recording studio provided by Fadeelah Muhyee (Queen Deelah)

Sound engineering by Marcelo Tesón

Costumes by Katie Miller


Princess Ida - Sabrina R. Ellis

Hilario - Nicholas Ryland

Cyril - Josue Hernandez

Florian - Andres Felipe Losada Dimate

Lady Psyche - Sydney Pérez

Melissa - Cameron Wegner



Fresh Takes on Gilbert & Sullivan, Episode 4
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Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

October 19 - November 19, 2021
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