Barn Opera Announces a British New Year’s Eve Bash Featuring ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’

By Chris Ruel

Vermont’s Barn Opera will be holding a British-themed New Year’s Eve bash full of festivity as it presents a semi-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore,” streamed fireworks broadcast from London, and a traditional New Year’s countdown with the streaming of the Times Square celebration.

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. ET, on December 31, 2021, with the London fireworks, followed by an audience participatory presentation of the opera. At 10:30, the party kicks into top gear with party music, hors  d’ouevres, and a champagne toast to ring in 2022.

Featured artists include baritone and Barn’s assistant director, Nicholas Tocci as Captain Corcoran, soprano Natalie Polito as Josephine Corcora, Barn Opera’s artistic director and tenor, Joshua Collier as Ralph Rackstraw, baritone Laurence Weissbrot as Sir John Porter, mezzo-soprano Brooke Larimer as Little Buttercup, and baritone Jeremiah Johnson as Dick Deadeye. Assistant music director, composer, and pianist Felix Jarrar, will accompany.

Note: Only 60 seats are available for this event.