The Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera about a duty-bound pirate coming of age, the Pirates of Penzance features the return of San Diego Opera favorite bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as the Pirate King. He will be joined by his real-life wife, the mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee, in her company debut as Ruth. The two of them will be joined by their real-life daughter, soprano Emma Grimsley, also in her company debut, as Mabel. Returning bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, last seen as Henry Kissinger in 2014’s Nixon in China, returns as Major-General Stanley. Stage Director Seán Curran returns to stage the production and conductor Evan Rogister makes his company debut leading the orchestra. The score will be sung in English with English text projected above the stage.