Soprano Jennifer Wallace and tenor Jim Cooper, both of Wilton, will take the stage in the Troupers Light Opera production of Il Mikado, April 14 and 21, at the Norwalk Concert Hall. Showtimes are 2:30 and 7:30 each Saturday. Tickets are available at TroupersLightOpera.org or by calling 877-987-6487.
This is Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, but instead of Japan it is set during the Italian Renaissance. The former gentlemen of Japan are now gentlemen of Milan; the ladies will exchange their kimonos for long gowns and puffed sleeves; and the fearsome Mikado is now the equally fearsome Duke of Milan. Sullivan’s score is entirely unchanged, while the lyrics have been occasionally adjusted and the characters renamed.