The Lives and Work of Gilbert & Sullivan with Vincent Zito and Nancy 3. Hoffman

$50, $40 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 16 students

Students will meet in the second floor Helmerich Theater, 533 Eaton Street

PLEASE NOTE: you will be required to provide proof of a recent negative Covid test, or of full Covid vaccination, to attend this program, as it is indoors. Masks required. Click here for details on the Covid-19 precautions we’re taking.

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Black and white caraciture drawing of Gilbert and Sullivan

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Class Description

A class presented jointly by Vincent Zito and Nancy 3. Hoffman. The participants will learn about the careers of that legendary English operetta team. Set against the social milieu of late Victorian England, the presenters will perform selections from Gilbert and Sullivan works to illustrate their musical, comic and satiric genius.

Meet Your Instructors

Vincent Zito, musical director, hails from New Jersey where he earned degrees from New York University and Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts. He studied conducting with Laszlo Halasz, the founder of the New York City Opera and he worked extensively in the Northeast, directing and conducting musical theatre and opera before moving to Key West in 1993.

In Key West he has worked for the Waterfront Playhouse (Olympus On My Mind, Moscow), Red Barn Theatre, The Founders’ Society and the Keys Chorale.

He was the founder and artistic director of the Key West Pops Orchestra (1999 – 2013) and co-founder and artistic director of Island Opera from 2001 to 2007.

Nancy 3. Hoffman is a classically trained pianist and works nationally as a music theater director. Nancy 3. Is a founding member of The Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band, (http://www.cascobaytummlers.com/) playing Eastern European Jewish folk music for over 30 years. She brings her love of this music to spice up the mix at Fiddle Camp.

She leads The Maine Squeeze accordion ensemble, playing international folk music. Her solo work includes international cabaret and her one-woman rendition of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado. She is also director and curator of the world’s only Umbrella Cover Museum. Nancy 3. lives on Peaks Island and migrates to Key West, Florida for the winter. Her middle name is really 3.

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