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SU’s Pulse and community partner Syracuse Opera offer free preview of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ March 2
SU’s Pulse and community partner Syracuse Opera offer free preview of ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ March 2February 13, 2006Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Pulse and Syracuse Opera, a Pulse community partner, will sponsor a free preview of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic opera “H.M.S. Pinafore” March 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. This is the second time Syracuse Opera has performed a preview on the SU campus. The first occurred in October with the preview of season opener “Tosca.”
The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Parking is available in Irving Garage. The first 40 cars will receive free parking. Patrons should alert the parking attendant that they are attending the opera preview.
An opera in two acts, “H.M.S. Pinafore” is set in 1878 on the quarterdeck of the ship H.M.S. Pinafore. The opera was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth collaboration and first blockbuster hit. Today it is still one of the duo’s most popular operas. “H.M.S. Pinafore” is filled with memorable tunes including “We Sail the Ocean Blue,” “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “Fair Moon, to Thee I Sing” and “He is an Englishman.”
“H.M.S. Pinafore” is scheduled to run at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater March 10 and 12. Founded in 1974, Syracuse Opera is the only year-round professional opera company serving Central New York. For more information, call (315) 476-7372 or visithttp://www.syracuseopera.com.
SU’s Pulse was developed nearly 10 years ago as a joint initiative between the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Student Affairs to influence student culture in positive ways by positioning arts and cultural events more prominently as part of the student experience. For more information on Pulse and a downloadable PDF of its spring 2006 cultural calendar,visit http://students.syr.edu/pulse.