MARIA NOCKIN reviews
Arizona Opera's 'The Pirates of Penzance'
On 16 October 2010 in Tucson, Arizona Opera opened it's 2010-2011 season with an operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, by W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Although the work had been seen once in Britain for copyright purposes, it was officially premiered on New Year's Eve of 1879 at New York City's 'Fifth Avenue Theatre', which was actually located at 28th street and Broadway. Reviews were extremely favorable even though some critics noted that Gilbert had used some story elements from his one act piece, Our Island Home, and Sullivan took the music for the chorus, 'Climbing over Rocky Mountain', from his earlier composition, Thespis...
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