Empire Lyric Players are dedicated to preserving and promoting the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. We are an amateur organization that produces professional-grade performances. Our alumni have sung with professional houses and our chorus is of extremely high caliber. Everyone who loves G&S will find a family of like-minded individuals. Come celebrate this lovely music with us!


Auditions for “Iolathe” are Feb 25th (callbacks, if needed, will be Feb 26)

Show dates are June 23, 24 & 25 at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre.  Rehearsals are Fridays 7-10 and Sundays 1-4 at I-25 and Colorado.

Sign up for an audition time here!


Phyllis:        We won’t wait long.
Strephon:   No. We might change our minds. We’ll get married first.
Phyllis:       And change our minds afterwards?
Strephon:   That’s the usual course.


Roles below.  Auditioners encouraged to prepare the music below, but may sing any piece in English that demonstrates their vocal ability.

  • The Lord Chancellor (comic baritone) – music (as many pages as you like)
  • George, Earl of Mountararat (baritone) – music
  • Thomas, Earl of Tolloller (tenor) – music
  • Private Willis, of the Grenadier Guards (bass) – music (one verse)
  • Strephon, an Arcadian Shepherd (baritone) – music
  • Queen of the Fairies (contralto) – music
  • Iolanthe, a Fairy, Strephon’s mother (mezzo-soprano) – music
  • Celia, a Fairy (soprano) – music
  • Leila, a Fairy (mezzo-soprano) – music
  • Fleta, a Fairy (speaking role/chorus)
  • Phyllis, an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery (soprano) – music – music 2
  • Chorus of Dukes, Marquises, Earls, Viscounts, Barons and Fairies – ladies musicmen’s music


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