Lamplighters Present Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S Pinafore
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Dubbed "the Chagall of violinists" by The Jerusalem Post, Belgian soloist and conductor Michael Guttman leads Symphony Napa Valley on an exploration of The Art of the Violin in this matinee concert. Guttman and the orchestra start off with a pair of pieces by romanticist Felix Mendelssohn before launching into a Mozart divertimento and two works by Belgian countrymen Henri Vieuxtemps and Eugène Ysaÿe, before wrapping up this eclectic show with tango master Ástor Piazolla. In fact, Guttman leads his own tango quartet, along with serving as the principal guest conductor of the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, the leader of the acclaimed Arriaga Quartet and the founder and artistic director of the highly-regarded Tuscan music festival known as Pietrasanta in Concerto. Learn More
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Watch a "Youtube clip ":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVVTngNXMzY&feature=player_embeddedof the 2007 Lamplighters production of Pinafore.
Lamplighters Music Theatre opens its 59th Season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical comedy H.M.S. Pinafore. Audiences will board one of England’s great Navy ships, the H.M.S. Pinafore, where the beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying the First Lord of the Admiralty – with all of the wealth, prestige and power his title affords – or the “simple sailor, lowly born” who has won her heart.
Gilbert devised the plot to make fun of patriotism, social class snobbery and incompetence in high places, and over 130 years later we can still laugh! When Pinafore crossed the Atlantic to open in the U.S. in 1878 it was incredibly well received, becoming an instant sensation. In those days, however, copyright laws in the U.S. were barely in place and a mania of copycat productions were launched hot on the tail of the original. Many years later it is still one of the most popular operettas ever produced.
Stage Director Jane Erwin Hammett and Conductor Brett Strader are at the ship’s helm. This creative team plus their cast and orchestra will carry you off to a lively Pinafore right from the opening notes of We sail the Ocean Blue.