Head to the swashbuckling high seas as Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular comic opera comes to Wolf Trap, featuring hit songs that include “Poor Wandering One” and “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
In this classic musical theater piece, Frederic, a young man who was mistakenly apprenticed to pirates as a child, swears to dedicate himself to the extermination of piracy. Due to a hilariously absurd technicality, however, his February 29th birthday threatens to keep him tied to the pirates for life.
The Pirates of Penzance premiered on December 31, 1879 at the Fifth Avenue Theater in New York. It last appeared at Wolf Trap in 2009.
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players have entertained audiences since 1974 with their seamless blend of the contemporary and traditional. They have performed at Wolf Trap every year since 1995.