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An overview of acts, musical numbers and dramatis personae in the opera

HMS Pinafore was an English comic light opera in two acts written and composed by Gilbert and Sullivan in the 19th century. Songs in the operetta included "A British Tar" and "He remains an Englishman".

In 2375, Commander Data had been preparing for a performance of the operetta aboard the USS Enterprise-E prior to being dispatched to the Briar Patch. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

Dramatis personae

  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB (First Lord of the Admiralty)
  • Captain Corcoran (Commanding HMS Pinafore)
  • Tom Tucker (Midshipmate)
  • Ralph Rackstraw (Able seaman)
  • Dick Deadeye (Able seaman)
  • Bill Bobstay (Boatswain's mate)
  • Bob Becket (Carpenter's mate)
  • Josephine (the captain's daughter)
  • Hebe (Sir Joseph Porter's first cousin)
  • Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup) (A Portsmouth Bumboat Woman)
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 147), this opera was first performed in 1878. It "was the story of a naval captain's daughter falling in love with a common sailor on his ship."

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