Brussels Light Opera Company

The Pirates of Penzance

Production Team
Stage Director - Angela and Tony Lowe
Music Director - Lionel Bams
Producer - Barbara Bauer and Alex Just
Auditions

Auditions - Update

There is still time to join the cast for BLOC’s May 2022 production of The Pirates of Penzance.

We are able to take on board additional chorus members, and plan to hold more auditions before the summer break 2021.

We are holding virtual music-learning rehearsals on a fortnightly basis, so if you are considering auditioning, and would like to get a taste for the show, please send us an e-mail at blocpirates2021@gmail.com so that we can provide you with the link for the virtual rehearsals.

You can also request the Auditions Information Pack by contacting us at the above e-mail address.

Principals

Dramatis Personae

MAJOR-GENERAL STANLEY John Baldwin
THE PIRATE KING Thomas Landsbert-Noon
SAMUEL (his Lieutenant) Damien Vliegen
FREDERIC (the Pirate Apprentice) Paul Gosme
SERGEANT OF POLICE Jeremy Thomas
MABEL Sophie Mersch
EDITH Carolina Morgado
KATE Diane Sutherland
ISABEL Lyuba Karpachova
RUTH Wivica Stagell
About the Show

The Pirates of Penzance – Update

In view of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and in the interests of the health and safety of its cast, crew, musicians and audiences, Brussels Light Opera Company has decided to postpone its production of The Pirates of Penzance to 19th-22nd May 2022; and its performance at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in the UK will now take place in August 2022.

The Production Team for 2022 remains the same, with Angela and Tony Lowe as Stage Directors, Lionel Bams as Music Director, and Barbara Bauer and Alex Just as Producers.

We have an excellent cast of Principals for the show and a great Chorus line-up.

There is, however, still time to join us. We are able to take on board additional chorus members, and plan to hold more auditions before the summer break. For further information, please contact blocpirates2021@gmail.com.

Our normal rehearsal venue is the De Kam Cultural Centre (172 Beekstraat, 1970 Wezembeek-Oppem), where we meet on Monday evenings (principals), Tuesday evenings (chorus and principals), and Sunday afternoons when the show gets nearer. Under our re-scheduled timetable, we plan to start traditional-style rehearsals (Covid permitting) at our rehearsal venue as from December 2021.

In the meantime, however, we are holding virtual music-learning rehearsals on a fortnightly basis. If you are considering auditioning, and would like to get a taste for the show, please send us an e-mail at blocpirates2021@gmail.com so that we can provide you with the link for the virtual rehearsals.

The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most popular of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas, and is full of catchy tunes, uplifting choruses and heart-warming melodies. A tale of tender-hearted pirates, feisty females, bumbling British policemen, true love – and lots of silliness – The Pirates of Penzance is opera at its most comical!

Keep your eye on the BLOC website for more details of our May 2022 production of The Pirates of Penzance!

"Pour, oh pour, the pirate sherry" ... but stay safe!!

Chorus

CHORUS

 

Alan Gray
Alexander Campenhausen
Alice Ferreira
Annika Norstrom
Appo van der Wiel
Barbara Bauer
Celia Perry
Constança Ferraz
Denise Wicken
Filipa Ferraz
Henk Meijerink
Idaira Wöbking Gonzalez
Isabel Gonzalez Gomez
Janet Gray
Konstantin Wöbking
Latifa Sadoc
Laura Gutierrez Fernandez
Lluis Bronsoms
Marco Michelon
Marie Rousseaux
Sherry Vosburgh
Sofia Tolkmitt
Valérie Enjolras