The Lyric Opera, here in rehearsal, will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved “The Pirates of Penzance” for five performances April 22-30. “I’m coaching the cast to think as though we’re playing to a Victorian audience, to really work the language and the jokes and the specific British humor, which is slightly deadpan,” says director James Alexander, who was born in Scotland. Brian Paulette
The Lyric Opera, here in rehearsal, will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved “The Pirates of Penzance” for five performances April 22-30. “I’m coaching the cast to think as though we’re playing to a Victorian audience, to really work the language and the jokes and the specific British humor, which is slightly deadpan,” says director James Alexander, who was born in Scotland. Brian Paulette

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April 16, 2017 07:00 AM

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