The Pirates of Penzance
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One of the most popular operettas of all time from the famous Ohio Light Opera.

Before departing for New York to conduct the premier of Pirates on New Year's Eve, 1879, Sullivan had completed sketches for the first act, intending to finish the opera after his voyage. Upon arrival, he discovered he'd left the first act at home. Following an all-night reconstruction, the New York rehearsals began while the composer hastily created the second act, finishing everything only hours before the premiere. The show as a success and ran for more than three months. The Pirates of Penzance remains popular today, taking its place along with The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore as one of the most frequently played Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
Contents:
Gilbert & Sullivan, composer
The Pirates of Penzance
Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Ohio Light Opera, J. Lynn Thompson, conductor

Review:
"This is a very good Pirates of Penzance...a worthy addition to an all-but-complete collection..." (Opera News)
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