The Pirates of Penzance
by Opera San Antonio

Apr. 11 - Apr. 13
Thursday, Saturday

All hands on deck for The Pirates of Penzance, a swashbuckling tale of Frederic, a young man who’s reached the end of his pirate apprenticeship. When he falls in love with Mabel, his former shipmates throw a wrench into his plans, setting off a series of hilarious events pitting Frederic against his pirate clan. Filled with witty banter, catchy tunes, and a royal visit, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is a toe-tapping delight for audiences of all ages.

Sung in English with projected English translations.

This production of The Pirates of Penzance is an original production of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Scenery and Costumes designed by James Schuette. Costumes are the property of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Scenery owned by The Atlanta Opera and Palm Beach Opera.

This production is presented in collaboration with Classical Music Institute.


One hour prior to each performance, audience members are encouraged to attend a free lecture that is open to all ticket holders. These lectures, held in the Tobin Center’s Feik Rotunda, are designed to be educational for opera-goers of all ages and are offered to help the audience gain a better understanding of the production they are about to experience.

Music by: Arthur Sullivan
Libretto by: W.S. Gilbert
Running Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission


The Pirates of Penzance
by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Opera San Antonio

Thursday, Saturday,
April 11 - April 13, 2024
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX, 78205

April 11 and 13, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

HEB Performance  Hall, Tobin Center for the Arts, San Antonio

Tickets from $30 to $130, available online HERE