Gallery: The Pirates of Penzance Opera

Bemidji State University’s Department of Music will bring Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic opera, “The Pirates of Penzance,” to Bemidji audiences with a modern twist beginning March 2.

The two-act comedic opera show follows a young pirate apprentice named Fredrick who is about to get his freedom after 21 long years belonging to the pirates. Inevitably, he runs into some troubles along the way.

The opera’s space theme came from Dr. Cory Renbarger, Bemidji State’s associate music professor who also directs the university’s opera theater productions.