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'Pirates of Penzance'

Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 2017
7:30 p.m., Spanos Theatre

Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre will present an operetta that never gets old …Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.” It is a sublime and hilarious marriage of clever verse and beautiful music. The farce is filled with puerile policemen, ludicrous lovers, pathetic pirates and an eccentric major general.

Thomas Davies will conduct the fully costumed and staged opera, and Marcy Irving, founder and director of Central Coast Gilbert and Sullivan Society, will direct. Jacalyn Kreitzer is the founder of Student Opera Theatre.

This production is funded in part by Opera San Luis Obispo through its co-opera education program, which engages OperaSLO orchestra members and singers with Cal Poly music students in a mentoring partnership.


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