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Pacific Opera Project Presents New Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE At El Portal Theatre


Pacific Opera Project (POP) opens its 2019 season with Mozart's The Magic Flute as never seen it before - set in classic video games from the early 1980s - in a return to the El Portal Theatre. Performances take place on March 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2019, including two Sunday matinees. The "super" production transports Papageno, Tamino, and the gang to the land of video games resembling Mario Bros. and Zelda with a new English libretto by Artistic Director Josh Shaw and E. Scott Levin. Edward Benyas conducts.

The production's cast features Arnold Livingston Geis (LA Opera, Washington National Opera) as Tamino, Alexandra Schoeny (Cincinnati Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra) as Pamina, E. Scott Levin (LA Opera) as Papageno, Michelle Drever as Queen of the Night, Andrew Potter as Sarastro, Robert Norman as Monostatos, Laura Broscow as Papagena, Tara Wheeker as First Lady, Ariel Pisturino as Second Lady, Megan Potter as Third Lady, Jonathan Matthews as Priest/Armored Man, Joshua Alarcon as Priest/Armored Man, Emily Rosenberg as First Spirit, Amanda Benjamin as Second Spirit, and Christine Marie Li as Third Spirit.

POP's 2019 productions also include a brand new bilingual (Japanese/English) production of Madama Butterfly on April 6, 13, and 14, 2019; its highly acclaimed 2013 production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado on August 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 28, 30, and 31; and POP's signature modern take on Puccini's La boheme AKA "The Hipsters" on December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2019 at 8pm.

Performance Information
The El Portal Theatre | 5269 Lankershim Blvd. | North Hollywood, CA
Dates: Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

About Pacific Opera Project
Pacific Opera Project is dedicated to providing quality opera that is innovative, affordable, and entertaining in order to build a broader audience for the art form. For more information, please visit, email or call 323-739-6122.

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