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Lyric Opera offers a traditional yet sly take on ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

“The Pirates of Penzance,” the familiar and beloved Gilbert & Sullivan classic operetta, completed the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s season, opening on Saturday to a robust and receptive audience in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre. The cast, directed by James Alexander, was well suited to deliver the precise lyrics and timeless melodies of the incomparable duo, which can too easily deflate without serious comedic skill and excellent voices.

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