Sep 19, 2008

Becaaarrrrrrhhhhhse It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day

and because it brings a smile to my face.....

Perhaps with this fabulous sampling (OK -it's an ad - but so fun) of the Virginia Opera (on the stage in Norfolk, VA where my typist sang on a number of occasions) production in 2007, I should call:

International Sing Like A Pirate Day

What could be more Caledonian than Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance on such an holiday? Enjoy!

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the video despite no moving picture to hear the presto agitato. :-)

Virginia Opera's hilarious production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," one of the most enduring topsy-turvy comedies to ever land on the musical or operatic stage, starred Gary Briggle as The Major General, Dominic M. Aquilino as The Pirate King, Alicia Berneche as Mabel, and native Richmond, Va. tenor William Ferguson in his Virginia Opera debut as Frederic, the dashing pirate apprentice!

Conducted by Joseph Walsh, directed by William Theisen.

Orchestra provided by the Virginia Symphony.


Neb said...

That is my absolutely favorite G&S, bar none. I sang in the chorus of sisters in a production of PofP at U of WA back in my college days. I tried out for Ruth, but the director was looking for more zaftig types (fooey). That VA production looked excellent. Wow. I'm envious.