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Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance


A stellar Brent Carver stars as the swashbuckling Pirate King in the famous Stratford Festival's rollicking production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic that pits British bobbies against unlikely pirates on the Cornish coast.

Chapter Indexing Of Songs
Text Alterations: Original and revised for those songs which were updated for this production
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Sullivan regarded this opera - a hit ever since its first production in New York in 1879 - as the best comedy he composed. He even said of his collaborator, "The libretto is ingenious, clever, wonderfully fun in parts and sometimes brilliant in dialogue - beautifully written for music, as is all Gilbert does." Indeed, audiences will find the music every bit a match for the lyrics, with the genius of the score lying in its parody of grand opera.

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