Arts in the Afternoon: Pirates of Penzance with Opera Colorado
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Full of sentimental pirates, blundering policeman, absurd adventures, and improbable paradoxes, join Opera Colorado for a brand-new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious farce! The story follows the misadventures of young Frederic, an orphan apprenticed to a raucous band of pirates until his twenty-first birthday. After leaving the pirates' way of life, Frederic falls for the beautiful Mabel, whose father is Major-General Stanley. But, when Frederic’s former boss the Pirate King discovers the Major General's secret plot, complications abound. Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts some of the most memorable tunes in operetta.
Arts in the Afternoon is a monthly hour-long program that usually takes place once a month on a Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm. The series features some of the finest classical, jazz, opera, and other musicians from the metro Denver area. Each show includes a significant educational component, with the professional musicians or their narrators sharing historical and artistic insights about the music they play. During our in-person performances, you can enjoy complimentary refreshments and conversation with artists after each performance.
Face coverings are optional.