On Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 11:15 a.m. to noon, a special Spivey Hall Young People's Concert will feature "HMS Pinafore" by Clayton State University Music Drama.
Tickets are $2 in advance, $5 day of performance, subject to availability.
H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan. The story takes place aboard the British ship HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with a sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father’s wishes at first, but Sir Joseph’s advocacy of the equality of humankind encourages Ralph and Josephine to overturn conventional social order. They declare their love for each other and eventually plan to elope. The captain discovers this plan, but, as in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, a surprise disclosure changes things dramatically near the end of the story.
This abridged version of HMS Pinafore, “keeps the action moving and preserves most of the famous tunes” according to Director of Opera and Vocal Studies, Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller.
Clayton State University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts serves the community through its excellence in teaching, research, and creative endeavors. The department’s diverse programs are linked by their commitment to nurturing creativity and professional expertise. Working with a professionally active faculty, students learn, create, and develop skills in a supportive environment. Graduates of our programs are equipped to excel in advanced studies or professional careers.Throughout the season, Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music presents performances showcasing various musical guests along with its own most talented musicians. With a diverse range of genres covering everything from opera to big band, Spivey Hall patrons are sure to find something to please their musical palate.