Before Captain Jack took to the high seas of the Caribbean, the Pirate Kinghad beenswinging and swashbuckling his way across opera stages for generations. This classic Gilbert and Sullivan opera is given a fresh look in a live performance taped with theAmbrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra. The topsy-turvy story involves young Frederic, a "slave to duty" who finds himself torn between his former pirate comrades and his new lady love Mabel. Who is triumphant in the end? Why, virtue ofcourse!