Trial by Jury is Gilbert and Sullivan’s second collaboration and their oldest surviving comic opera. It is unique among their works in being a one-act show with no spoken dialogue. Originally running as a companion piece to Offenbach’s La Périchole, Trial has become the most successful British one-act operetta of all time. The plot, a satire of corruption in the legal system, concerns a case of breach of promise of marriage in a court where everyone involved is something of a hypocrite.
The McGill Savoy Society is proud to present an online version of Trial by Jury as a side show, with a presentation of the full musical scope of this classic one-act operetta. The production premiered on YouTube on June 26, 2021.
Cast and Creative Team
|Producer/Editor||Daniel Benjamin Miller|
|Musical Director||Irene Toro|
|The Learned Judge||Daniel Benjamin Miller|
|Angelina, the Plaintiff||Olivia Barnes|
|Edwin, the Defendant||Didier Blach-Laflèche|
|Plaintiff’s Counsel||Philippe Courtemanche|
|Jurymen and Bridesmaids||Michael Quinsey, Neel Soman, Irene Toro, Alice Wu|