Libretto by W.S. Gilbert
Dawn Harris, director
The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Sinfonia da Camera will be joined by Lyric Theatre @ Illinois faculty members Nathan Gunn as the Pirate King and Dawn Harris as director, along with other Lyric Theatre @ Illinois faculty and students, in a semi-staged production. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tenderhearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he must serve until he is 84! Wit and merriment abound as the plot unfolds.
Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
Arrive early for a concert at Stage 5 at 6:45pm. Singers from Lyric Theatre @ Illinois will present selections from various Gilbert and Sullivan productions with Ian Hobson (piano).