University Opera Theatre production of the Pirates of Penzance takes center stage this weekend:
This is the third [fully-staged, ed.] opera the university has produced since 2007, said Frederick Burchinal, the Wyatt and Margaret Anderson Professor of the Arts at UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He also is the director of the school’s opera program.
“We’re trying to build the opera program at UGA, not only for the students, but for the community as well,” Burchinal said.
Producing “The Pirates of Penzance” is a great way to introduce students and the community to opera’s art because it’s easily accessible and shucks those stereotypes that many people have about opera, he said.
That's tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon - when I'll see you there. Tickets.