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BYU Opera to stage "H.M.S. Pinafore" June 11-14

The Brigham Young University School of Music will present its Spring Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedic operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore” Wednesday through Saturday, June 11-14, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $5 for weekday shows and $10 for weekend shows. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit byuarts.com or call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322.

Set on the British warship H.M.S. Pinafore, in port at Portsmouth, England, the opera tells the story of a naval captain’s daughter who is in love with a low-ranking officer, with ensuing complications because her father intends her to marry a ranking navy seaman.

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s fourth collaboration, “H.M.S. Pinafore” was the second-longest running musical theater production to date when it closed after 571 performances at London’s Opera Comique in 1878.

The BYU cast includes Zachary Milliman as the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.; Stephen Pace as Captain Corcoran; James Duncan as Ralph Rackstraw; Hunter Brown and Jacob Colvin as Dick Deadeye; Joseph Olson as Bill Bobstay; Daniel Robertson as Bob Becket; Emily Bateman and Laura Ockey Snow as Josephine; Amber Willis Bezzant and Rachel Hatch as Hebe; and Holly Hooper and Amy Isaksen as Little Buttercup.

Lawrence Vincent is the director and musical director for the production. Joining him on the production staff are Stephen Fairbanks, conductor; Lisa Elzey, production stage manager; Heather Starr, scenic designer; Anna Hawkins, costume designer; Jamie Shapiro, makeup and hair designer; and Marianna Ohran, lighting designer.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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