Sail with us on the HMS Pinafore. Join your University of Chicago colleagues on a backstage tour led by Michael Baumgarten, director of production at Opera Carolina.


Belk Theater - Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina

Event Details

Bring your camera and get the cast's view from the deck of the Pinafore. This Gilbert & Sullivan classic takes place on Her Majesty's Ship Pinafore. The captain's daughter, Josephine, is in love with a common sailor, but her father has a more sophisticated suitor in mind. Do the sailor and Josephine overturn conventional social order? A surprise ending turns the mates of the Pinafore on their heads.


6:30 p.m. Tour with Michael Baumgarten
7:30 p.m. Performance begins


Mezzanine $43/person
Balcony $27.25/person


Register Online

Deadline: 5/11/2011


6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Opera Tour with Michael Baumgarten

7:30 PM-10:30 PM: HMS Pinafore Opera


Harry Sparks, '83 

Other Information

RSVP and pay by March 31 to guarantee seating. Reservations after March 31 will be accepted on a space-available basis. Our ticket pricing includes a 25% group discount over purchasing directly from the box office.

The performance starts at 7:30. If you cannot make the theater in time for the tour, please join us for the performance. If you already have tickets to the performance, you are welcome to join us for the tour at 6:30.