Director Bill Fabris Stages Indy Opera’s “Pirates”

The Indianapolis Opera have selected veteran stage director Bill Fabris for their March 13 and 15, 2009 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”.  Fabris has solid background in opera, musicals and operetta with nearly a half dozen G&S favorites in his credits. Fabris describes his production to WFIU’s George Walker as solidly grounded in the D’Oyle Carte tradition with borrowings and homages to a variety of other musical theatre greats.

George Walker

George Walker was born in Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Owl’s Head, Maine, and Valhalla, New York. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he came to Bloomington in 1966 and completed an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University. George began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Currently, along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists in a wide variety of areas and reviews plays and operas. He’s the proud father of grown sons Ben Walker (and his wife Elise Katzif Walker) and Aaron Walker. In his time away from WFIU, George enjoys an active life with wife Carolyn Lipson-Walker, singing, reading, exercising and playing guitar.

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