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'The Pirates of Penzance (or the Slave of Duty)' is probably the most humorous of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, with tuneful melodies and well known songs, Poor Wandering One, I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General, The Sergeant of Police and Policeman's Chorus. Sky and Artsworld Season. Running time approximately 2hrs 20mins. Production originally created by Lyric Opera of Chicago.Performers Richard Suart (Major-General Stanley), Karl Daymond (The Pirate King), Mark Wilde (Frederic), Jeni Bern (Mabel - Dec 4/7/17 Jan05 27/29 Feb05 2/3/4), Victoria Joyce (Mabel - Jan05 20/22 Feb05 10/12/15), Peter Rose (Sergeant of Police - Dec 4/7/17 Jan05 27/29 Feb05 2/3/4), Graeme Danby (Sergeant of Police - Jan05 20/22 Feb05 10/12/15), Jean Rigby (Ruth), Stephen Gadd (Samuel), Julianne De Villiers (Edith), Doreen Curran (Kate).
Music A Sullivan. Lyrics W S Gilbert. Corporate Sponsor Sky. Corporate Sponsor Artsworld. Company English National Opera. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Conductor Mark Shanahan. Conductor Murray Hipkin. Design Michael Yeargan. Costume Anne Tilby. Lighting Duane Schuler. Choreographer Denni Sayers.
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