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Pacific Opera Project Presents TROUBLE IN TAHITI Photo Pacific Opera Project Presents TROUBLE IN TAHITI
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021

Pacific Opera Project has announced its next installment of revolutionary, pandemic-safe productions, Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, performed live outdoors at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles. Picnic and enjoy a bottle of wine with your pod, safely distanced from others.

BWW Feature: SELECTED FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES 5/29-6/5 on Home Compute Photo BWW Feature: SELECTED FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES 5/29-6/5 on Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - May 28, 2020

Metropolitan Opera soprano Amanda Woodbury and pianist Aurelia Andrews, both of whom are graduates of the Los Angeles Opera Young Artist Program, will give a Living Room Recital on the LAO website Friday, May 29, at 4:00 PM Pacific Time. It will also be available later for those readers who cannot watch it live.

Pacific Opera Project Announces Interactive Watch Party For Video Game-Inspired Produ Photo Pacific Opera Project Announces Interactive Watch Party For Video Game-Inspired Production Of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5pm PST, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents an interactive watch party for a rebroadcast of POP's 2019 critically acclaimed season opening production of Mozart's The Magic Flute (#SuperFlute), set in classic video games from the early 1990s.

Pacific Opera Project Announces Interactive Watch Party For STAR TREK-Inspired ABDUCT Photo Pacific Opera Project Announces Interactive Watch Party For STAR TREK-Inspired ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2020

Pacific Opera Project (POP) announces an interactive watch party of a rebroadcast of POP's hit production of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio from The Ford Amphitheatre, recorded in September of 2016, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5pm PT.

Pacific Opera Project Presents Double Bill Of Puccini's GIANNI SCHICCHI And Ravel's L Photo Pacific Opera Project Presents Double Bill Of Puccini's GIANNI SCHICCHI And Ravel's L'ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2019

Pacific Opera Project (POP) opens its 2020 10th anniversary season with an artistically and musically boundary-pushing double bill featuring Puccini's Gianni Schicchi alongside Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges at Occidental College's Thorne Hall on Saturday, January 25 at 3pm; Saturday, February 1 at 7pm; and Sunday, February 2 at 3pm. These two one-act operas feature lush orchestrations and large ensemble casts in a family-friendly production led by conductor Joshua Horsch and directed/designed by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw.

BWW Review: Pacific Opera Project Presents A Cleverly Modern La bohème AKA “The Hi Photo BWW Review: Pacific Opera Project Presents A Cleverly Modern La bohème AKA “The Hipsters”
by Shari Barrett - Dec 13, 2019

In the fifth incarnation of POP's trademark production, a new batch of hand-crafted, vegan, organically-sourced hipsters take the stage for what is quickly becoming an annual Los Angeles holiday tradition. In it, Puccini's 19th Century Parisian garret becomes a present-day Highland Park loft apartment in the hills between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena during a particularly cold SoCal winter. LA's housing crisis comes to life on stage as the artist, poet, philosopher, musician, and seamstress become a graphic designer, screenplay writer, English major, indie-rocker, and fashion designer dealing with the timeless issues of life, love, jealousy, illness, and overdue bills.

Pacific Opera Project Reprises Acclaimed Modern Production Of Puccini's LA BOHEME: AK Photo Pacific Opera Project Reprises Acclaimed Modern Production Of Puccini's LA BOHEME: AKA THE HIPSTERS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2019

Pacific Opera Project (POP) closes its 2019 season with five performances of its signature modern take on Puccini's La boheme AKA 'The Hipsters' at The Highland Park Ebell Club on December 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 2019 at 8pm. The opera is sung in Italian with projected 'cleverly ironic' English titles, led by Music Director Parisa Zaeri, and directed by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw.

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood Photo BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood
by Maria Nockin - Mar 4, 2019

On March 3, 2019, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented its more-than-a-little-bit-zany version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLĂ–TE) at Los Angeles's El Portal Theatre. POP Director and Designer Josh Shaw and Baritone E. Scott Levin premiered a new English version of Emanuel Schikaneder's German libretto in which the characters resembled those of a 1990s video game.

Pacific Opera Project Presents New Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE At El Portal Theatre Photo Pacific Opera Project Presents New Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE At El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019

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.

Pacific Opera Project Presents New Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE At El Portal Theatre Photo Pacific Opera Project Presents New Production of THE MAGIC FLUTE At El Portal Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2019

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.

Opera Orlando Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Photo Opera Orlando Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Opera Orlando presents the East Coast premiere of the Pacific Opera Project's stunning production of Mozart's legendary comic opera at 7:30 p.m. on May 31 and June 2 in the Plaza Live.

BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at The Vortex Photo BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at The Vortex
by Maria Nockin - Apr 21, 2018

On April 20, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Mozart's DON GIOVANNI at The Vortex in downtown Los Angeles's arts district. DON GIOVANNI is the perfect choice for a small opera company. Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote an opera that required few choristers and contained only eight solo parts because he knew the limitations of the Prague opera company which would premiere DON GIOVANNI.

Opera Orlando Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Photo Opera Orlando Presents Mozart's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2018

Opera Orlando presents the East Coast premiere of the Pacific Opera Project's stunning production of Mozart's legendary comic opera at 7:30 p.m. on May 31 and June 2 in the Plaza Live.

BWW Review: A Stunning & Captivating CANDIDE Maestro Bernstein Would Be So Proud of Photo BWW Review: A Stunning & Captivating CANDIDE Maestro Bernstein Would Be So Proud of
by Gil Kaan - Jan 28, 2018

From the moment the amazing James Conlon-conducted orchestra began their crisp, lively 'Overture' to 'Quartet Finale,' the close of Act One; this remarkable production of CANDIDE entranced the Dorothy Chandler audience. Then after a short intermission, these talented performers and musicians had the audience right back in the palms of their skilled hands, beyond the tears-inducing finale 'Make Our Garden Grow,' to the extended and most deserved standing ovation for the cast, orchestra, and creatives.

OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree to Launch This Month in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree, which will run from August 10 to 13, is just around the corner.

OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree to Launch This Month in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree, which will run from August 10 to 13, is just around the corner.

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Sets Summer 2016 Season
by Tyler Peterson - May 24, 2016

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, its music director, Kent Nagano, and France Beaudoin, spokesperson for the OSM's summer programming, invite families and music lovers of all ages to celebrate classical music on the occasion of what has become an unmissable event of the summer season.

BWW Review: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Skillfully Sets Mozart's Opera in Star Trek's Final Frontier
by Shari Barrett - Mar 8, 2015

Pacific Opera Project boldly goes where no opera company has gone before in a Star Trek-themed production of ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: POP puts their zany spin on Mozart's kidnapping caper by setting it in space... the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through Abduction accompanied by a spectacular 27-piece orchestra conducted by POP co-founder Stephen Karr. The new English libretto, written by artistic director Josh Shaw who also directs the POP production, takes the action from an 18th century harem in Turkey and places it Stardate 14-20.27 on the hereto unexplored planet M113.

Pacific Opera Project Stages TOSCA, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra.

Pacific Opera Project to Stage Fall 2014 Production of TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

To kick off their Fall 2014 Season, Pacific Opera Project will present 6 performances of a daring new production of Puccini's Tosca in Pasadena. Made possible by funding from over 150 backers through a successful Kickstarter campaign, this will be POP's most ambitious production to date with a stellar cast and a twenty-two piece orchestra.

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