15 Jun 2009

G&S’ ‘Iolanthe’ offers old fun, new relevance


By: Janos Gereben [San Francisco Examiner, 11 June 2009]

SAN FRANCISCO — “Kakistocracy,” an idea flung about in the last presidential campaign, also figures in the Gilbert & Sullivan opera “Iolanthe,” being performed by the San Francisco Symphony next week. It means ineffective, dim-witted government.