HMS Pinafore

Love and laughter on the high seas

Set sail on the voyage of a lifetime with the quirky crew of HMS Pinafore! This worldwide favourite Gilbert and Sullivan operetta puts a nautical spin on the classic “boy meets girl, girl’s grumpy father gets in the way” story. When lower-class sailor Ralph Rackstraw falls in love with Josephine, the Captain’s daughter, mayhem ensues as the two lovebirds try to elope…while at sea!

Edmonton Opera presents a delightful production of this topsy-turvy journey, reimagined in the extravagant 1920s Jazz Age by Cinderella director Robert Herriot. With jazzy new musical arrangements by Ed Windels and foot tapping choreography, you are invited for an evening of spectacular entertainment aboard the HMS Pinafore!

February 3, 6 and 9, 2018 • Jubilee Auditorium

Sung in English with projected lyrics
Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Peter Dala • Directed by Robert Herriot • Vocal arrangements and new orchestrations by Ed Windels • Scenery design by Camellia Koo • Costume design by Deanna Finnman • Sound design by Robert Smale • Choreography by Jason Hardwick • Assistant Director Farren Timoteo


JosephineVanessa Oude-Reimerink
Ralph RackstrawAdrian Kramer
Captain CorcoranGeoffrey Sirett
Dick DeadeyeDion Mazerolle
Sir JosephGlenn Nelson
Bill BobstayRyan Parker
Little ButtercupBridget Ryan

Featuring the Edmonton Opera Chorus sponsored by:

Curious about the 1920s jazz-inspired concept of HMS Pinafore? Watch our interviews with director Robert Herriot and costume designer Deanna Finnman to find out more!

Listen to the overture of HMS Pinafore in this musical snippet!