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H.M.S. Pinafore, UM Opera Theatre

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Sponsored by the Madison Charitable Foundation Fund, Joc and Leigh Anne Carpenter

$25 Orchestra/Parterre, $22 Mezzanine $18 Balcony
$25 Tier 1 Box Seat, $22 Tier 2 Box Seat


 20% UM Faculty/Staff/Retiree Discount is available at the UM Box Office.
UM Student Tickets are $10 for all seats. Student tickets are available at the UM Box Office. UM student ID is required.


H.M.S. Pinafore, or “The Lass that Loved a Sailor” offers plot twists, whistleable tunes, and rollicking fun aboard Her Majesty’s gallant ship, Pinafore. The story of a lass whose sorry lot is to “love too well” and a sailor who “alas, loves a lass above his station” remains popular 140 years after its premiere. Gilbert wrote many jokes meant to poke fun at the arch snobbery of these British characters and Sullivan parodied Italian opera, writes traditional British hymn tunes, and provides his famous patter songs. The longevity of this operetta can be attributed to not only its historical musical importance, but also the fact that an audience just wants to sing along with these tunes. One does not need to know this music theatre work to understand its humor, only observe “things are seldom what they seem.”


April 26, 2019
7:30 PM