“Is life a boon?  If so, it must befall that Death,
whene’er he call, must call too soon.”

—Colonel Fairfax
The Yeoman of the Guard

In Memory

Over the years, the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company has bid farewell to fellow performers and orchestra members who have passed away. 

On those occasions and in their honor, the Company has dedicated the production following their passing to their memory.

The following is a listing of the productions which were so dedicated and the friends whom we remember fondly and will always miss.

Our 2017 production of The Gondoliers was dedicated to the memory of long-time company member, violinist Amy Tobin.

Our 2014 production of The Grand Duke was dedicated to the memory of long-time and founding company member, tenor Peter Erickson.

Our 2010 production of The Sorcerer was dedicated to the memory of long-time and founding company member, bass Warren Loud.

Our 2008 production of Utopia, Limited was dedicated to the memory of long-time company members, violinist Debbie Feinwachs and alto Marcia Hill.

Our 2003 production of The Grand Duke was dedicated to the memory of long-time company members, bass Roger Evans and horn and percussion player Jim Streich.

Our 1996 production of The Mikado was dedicated to the memory of long-time company member, tenor Gary Siemers.

Our 1988 production of Utopia, Limited was dedicated to the memory of long-time and founding company member, alto Charlotte Overend.

 

“One in life and death are we.”

—Phyllis
Iolanthe