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Comically Victorian ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Come Ashore at San Diego Opera

By Pat Launer Sentimental swashbucklers. Bumbling Bobbies. A bombastic but lily-livered Major General. And a slavish devotion to Duty and Queen. Welcome to the satirical, society-skewering world of librettist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, those masters of absurd Victorian comic opera, and their wacky “Pirates of Penzance,” wildly popular since its 1879 debut. It’s […]