22-23 SEASON

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We're back and ready to entertain you with four fantastic productions next season. Get your tickets early, and at a discount, for a limited time.

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L'ELISIR D'AMORE (THE ELIXIR OF LOVE)

By G. Donizetti

Fri   Sept 9   8pm

Sat  Sept 10 7pm

Sun  Sept 11 3pm

Fri    Sept 16  8pm

Sat   Sept 17 7pm

Sun  Sept 18 3pm

El Portal Theater

5269 Lankershim Blvd.,

North Hollywood, CA 91601

A reprisal of our 2017 smash hit production, set in the 1950s, L’elisir d’amore will be sung in Italian with supertitles sourced from classic 1950s song lyrics, and set in a diner, a la Happy Days or Grease. Of the production, Stage and Cinema wrote, “It’s a shame that we don’t see this type of acting in big opera productions. This astoundingly enjoyable production easily proves why Donizetti’s opera was one of the most frequently performed of its time. This fab outing will not only cement its reputation among devotees, but will gain new admirers. This is a nifty way to introduce opera to the cats in your life” and LOL-LA raved, “Once again Josh Shaw… has a huge hit on his hands, this time set in the world of 1950s Americana.”

 

ERCOLE S'UL TERMODONTE

By Antonio Vivaldi

Fri   Jan 6   8pm

Sat  Jan 7   7pm

Thu Jan 12  8pm

Sat  Jan 14  2pm

Sat  Jan 14  7pm

Fri   Jan  20 8pm

Sat  Jan  21  2pm

Sat  Jan  21  7pm

The Highland Park Ebell Club

131 S. Avenue 57

Los Angeles, CA  90042

POP presents the U.S. premiere production of a rare Vivaldi opera based on the ninth Labor of Hercules, where Hercules is tasked with capturing the sword of Antiope, the queen of the Amazons. Recently rediscovered hiding in libraries in Münster, Paris, and Turino, Ercole su’l Termodonte is Vivaldi’s 16th opera, written in 1723 and premiered in Rome, during the Pope’s ban on women in opera. The original cast featured seven castrati (many en travesti) and one tenor. POP will employ a mix of countertenors, mezzos, tenors, and sopranos performing these roles with a period orchestra. The Ebell Club will be transformed into a baroque opera house, complete with box seating. This is not just an opera, but an experience not to be missed.

 

THE MAGIC FLUTE AKA #SUPERFLUTE

By W.A Mozart

New English Book and Lyrics

by Josh Shaw and E. Scott Levin

Fri  Mar  17  8pm

Sat Mar  18 7pm

Sun Mar  19 3pm

Fri  Mar   24  8pm

Sat Mar   25 3pm

Sun Mar  26 3pm

El Portal Theater

5269 Lankershim Blvd.,

North Hollywood, CA 91601

POP brings back its 2019 season-opening tour-de-force production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute, set in classic video games from the early 1990s. 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. Opera Magazine wrote that the new production "could bring in a new generation of opera-goers” and Opera Today raved “Pacific Opera Project’s rollicking new take on The Magic Flute is as much endearing fun as a box full of puppies. And as ingenious Artistic Director Josh Shaw has reimagined the piece (marketed as #Superflute), the staging is also just about as relentlessly and adorably rambunctious, all the while proving to be commendably musically refined… I loved it. I think Mozart would have loved it. If not, to hell with him!”

 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

What better setting could there be for Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, than Heritage Square Museum with its quaint Victorian Homes and buildings? Come in Victorian costume, come dressed as a Pirate, come in shorts and t-shirt, but please do not come in Caractacus' uniform. Gates will open an hour before the show and picnicking is highly encouraged. Beer and wine allowed. Table, regular, and bring your own chair options available.

By W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Fri  May  19   8pm 

Sat May  20  8pm 

Sun May 21   8pm 

Fri  May  26   8pm 

Sat May  27  8pm 

Sun May 28   8pm 

Outdoors at Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer Street

Los Angeles, CA  90031