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Krannert Center Events: November 2019: H.M.S. Pinafore

Event Details

Ian Hobson, music director and conductor
Dawn Harris, director
 

After its success with The Pirates of Penzance in fall 2018, Sinfonia returns with a lightly staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. This comic opera features playful music by Arthur Sullivan and a humorous libretto by W.S. Gilbert. Both acts are set aboard the ship, where the captain’s daughter Josephine is meant to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Porter. Josephine, however, is madly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a sailor far below her social rank. This single-night performance will feature Dawn Harris returning as director and Boyd Mackus returning to sing the role of Sir Joseph Porter, with the orchestra seated onstage and once more immersed in the action.

Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore

Friday, November 22nd, 7:30 PM

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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