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H.M.S. Pinafore

Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comic opera

Gilbert and Sullivan’s sparkling nautical comic opera, in a special concert performance led by respected historical performance expert Richard Egarr.

Scottish Opera
Richard Egarr Conductor

Tim Brooke-Taylor Narrator
John Mark Ainsley
 Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
Andrew Foster-Williams Captain Corcoran
Toby Spence Ralph Rackstraw
Elizabeth Watts Josephine
Hilary Summers Little Buttercup
Kitty Whately Hebe
Neal Davies Dick Deadeye
Gavan Ring Bill Bobstay
Barnaby Rea Bob Becket

A satirical tale of forbidden love and shocking revelations of class and identity, it’s one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great comic creations, with songs including ‘Little Buttercup’ and ‘He is an Englishman’.

Scottish Opera bring together a fine cast of singers, including respected tenor John Mark Ainsley as Admiral Sir Joseph Porter, and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams as Captain Corcoran, Commander of the H.M.S. Pinafore.

Scottish Opera
Richard Egarr Conductor

Tim Brooke-Taylor Narrator
John Mark Ainsley
 Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
Andrew Foster-Williams Captain Corcoran
Toby Spence Ralph Rackstraw
Elizabeth Watts Josephine
Hilary Summers Little Buttercup
Kitty Whately Hebe
Neal Davies Dick Deadeye
Gavan Ring Bill Bobstay
Barnaby Rea Bob Becket

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23 August 2015

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book or watch. The 2021 programme will be announced in June.