SIDEBAR Pirates of Penzance

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: Director Seán Curran

    How do you put a fresh take on a classic like Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance? Listen to director and choreographer Seán Curran explain how the collaborative process inspires a new perspective and presentation for this comedic opera.

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: Santiago Ballerini & Katharine Goeldner

    Comic opera presents unique challenges to singers who take on these lead roles. From spoken dialogue to comedic delivery, artists develop new elements to their craft to deliver masterful performances. Hear from tenor Santiago Ballerini and mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner as they discuss their ro...

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: The Atlanta Opera Chorus

    It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. The same applies to bringing a classic opera to life on stage. Members of The Atlanta Opera Chorus share their thoughts on jumping headfirst into the colorful personalities of the ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance, and speak on their ch...

  • The Pirates of Penzance - OFFICIAL TRAILER

    Get lost in the The Atlanta Opera's production of The Pirates of Penzance! Experience a tale of love, loyalty, and the most charming piracy to grace the stage, as only the amazing cast and crew of The Atlanta Opera can bring to life.

  • SIDEBAR The Pirates of Penzance: The Art (and Music) of Comedic Timing

    The scintillating blend of comedy, theatre, and music that is The Pirates of Penzance is an intricate dance where the relationship between artist and audience is paramount. Conductor Francesco Milioto explores his role as liaison between the action on stage and the energy in the hall, and how the...