How long does HMS Pinafore last?

The duo’s early HMS Pinafore (1878) offers a non-sagging two hours of catchy songs and choruses. English National Opera has chosen it as the first new production of the 2021/22 season.

How long does a performance of HMS Pinafore last?

At a trim 90 minutes, it’s a perfect length for today’s audiences. The story is as familiar as ever: Old Admiral Sir Joseph Porter plans to marry the much younger Josephine with the consent of her father, Captain Corcoran.

How does the HMS Pinafore end?

The former Captain is now free to marry dear Little Buttercup, and Sir Joseph agrees to marry his longtime admirer, cousin Hebe. All ends with “joy and rapture unforseen,” for “he is an Englishman!” Hip, Hip, Horray!

When did HMS Pinafore come out?

25 May 1878

Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It opened at the Opera Comique in London, on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, which was the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time.

What does HMS Pinafore stand for?

The Lass That Loved a Sailor

HMS Pinafore (sometimes known by its longer title HMS Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor), has a classic Gilbert and Sullivan plot: forbidden love, unforeseen plot twists and a farcical ending.

Is HMS Pinafore the same as Pirates of Penzance?

So they wrote ‘Pirates of Penzance’ possibly as a reference to intellectual piracy and premiered it in New York. And at the same time in England, took a production of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ and hastily converted into a production of ‘Pirates of Penzance.