The good ship “H.M.S. Pinafore” will dock in Lincoln City this Saturday, Oct. 5, with the Cascadia Chamber Opera performing the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta with assistance from the North Coast Chorale.
The group will present a minimally staged version of the comedy classic as part of the Lincoln City Cultural Center’s new Vocal Arts Series. Seven principal singers will bring to life characters including Ralph Rackstraw, Dick Deadeye, Captain Corcoran and Little Buttercup, backed by a piano and a choir of 16.
Sung in English, “H.M.S. Pinafore” or “The Lass That Loved A Sailor” tells the tale of love between members of different social classes. Josephine, a middle-class naval captain’s daughter — betrothed to the upper-class government official Admiral Joseph — is really in love with a lower-class common sailor, Ralph Rackstraw. Find out how Little Buttercup’s secret will affect this love triangle and who will end up tying the knot.
The concert will feature ChrisLynn Taylor, Deac Guidi, Will Caplinger, Bob Goldberg, members of the North Coast Chorale, Tim and Victoria McCoy, Sandy Naishtat, Bernie Robe, Jocelyn Claire Thomas and Zachary Lenox, with Nathalie Fortin at the piano.
Tickets, $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for kids aged 18 and under, are available at lincolncityculturalcenter.org.
Listeners wanting to sample the range of vocal talent on display can save 20 percent on tickets for three or more Vocal Arts Series shows by using a special coupon code available on the cultural center’s website. Learn more at lccc.org/vocal-arts-series.
• The Vocal Arts Series continues on Monday, Nov. 11, with Cappella Romana performing Kastalsky’s “Requiem: Memory Eternal to the Fallen Heroes.”