Caitlin Wood, Ernesto Ramirez, Jorell Williams Headline Vancouver Opera’s ‘HMS Pinafore’

By Logan Martell

On April 30, 2022, Vancouver Opera will conclude its 2021-22 season with a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore.”

Directed by Brenna Corner, this production features a modernized libretto by writer and comedian JD Derbyshire. Conductor Rosemary Thompson will make her company debut, leading a cast comprised of Caitlin Wood, Ernesto Ramirez, Jorell Williams, Peter McGillivray, Marcus Nance, and Megan Latham.

“Closing this successful season with this joyful production, after nearly two years of a dark theatre, is the perfect way to celebrate the return of live performances and to build excitement for what lies ahead,” said Tom Wright, Vancouver Opera General Director. “The enjoyable music of ‘HMS Pinafore’ along with its many comedic elements is certain to lift the spirits of all who attend. Gilbert and Sullivan are the undisputed masters of comic operetta and we are thrilled to end our season on such a joyful high note.”

The production will run for four performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, held on April 30, May 5, 7, and 8, 2022.