POPaganza! at Castle Green
April 12 6:30
99 Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
So what is a POPaganza!? POP in on April 12th to see for yourself. Don't miss this
POPportinity to see POP artists up close and personal when some of opera's most
POPular arias and duets POPup all over Castle Green. A mix of Morrish, Spanish, and Victorian POPulence, Castle Green was built in 1899 and is one of Pasadena's most eye-POPping buildings. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with a crowd POPulated by POP Artists, POP's Board of Directors, and POP Staff. Will there be POPcorn, POPovers, POPsicles, and soda POP? POPably not, but you'll have to be there to find out.
Regardless, we're POPtimistic that this is going to be one of the most fun nights in
POP history. Cocktail attire is POPtional, but suggested.
This event is free for POP Family members at the Bowler Hat level or higher. POPaganza! is $50 for everyone else. Tickets can be purchased HERE or by calling the POP hotline at 323-739-6122. (Or you could always upgrade to the Bowler Hat level with a $250 donation.) If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two Public Parking structures available:
School House Parking Structure
33 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
Del Mar Station Parking
230 S. Raymond Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105
This is also a Metro Goldline stop.
Both structures offer 90 minutes free; $6 maximum.
More about Castle Green
Nicholas Boragno, lyric bass-baritone, is a native of Southern California. He will sing Raimondo for POP in Lucia di Lammermoor this fall. Nicholas graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a degree in vocal performance. He has been a professional young artist with companies such as Opera Saratoga, The Chautauqua Opera Company, Virginia Opera and most recently the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera in the summer of 2016. His recent full roles and opera scenes include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Schaunard and Colline in La bohème, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Magnifico in La cenerentola, Captain Petrovic in Eugene Onegin and The Hermit in Der Freischütz. For the last several years, Nicholas has been a regular performer with the LA Opera Outreach and Education Tour. Mr. Boragno is a recipient of the LA Opera Buffs Endowment and is the first place winner of the Henry and Maria Holt Competition at West Bay Opera.
Jamie Chamberlin has been called “spellbinding” by the San Francisco Chronicle, and has been recognized for her abilities as a singing actress. Recently, ArtsInLA hailed her Cunegonde in Long Beach Opera’s Candide as “jaw-dropping.” She returns to LBO in 2017 as Hazel George in the US Premeire of Glass’s The Perfect American and subequently makes her Chicago Opera Theater debut with the same production. In 2015, Jamie starred as Marilyn Monroe in the US Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ Marilyn Forever at LBO, for which Opera News praised her “shimmering tones” and “star-struck vulnerability”. Other roles include Soprano II in Glass/Ginsberg’s Hydrogen Jukebox, and Anne Sexton in Susa’s Transformations with SFO’s Merola Opera Program. A champion of new music, Chamberlin’s world-premiere performances include the Soprano solo in Salonen’s Wing on Wing, Elyn Saks in The Center Cannot Hold with Pacific Opera Project/ UCLA, and Lisa in the Delos Recording of Mark Abel’s Home is a Harbor. Chamberlin’s distinctive voice can also be heard in the Coen Brother’s 2016 film, Hail Caesar!, singing Offenbach’s Barcarolle during the epic water ballet scene. Jamie makes her POP mainstage debut as Lucia this September.
Nathan Granner has performed as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, and Rodolfo in La bohème in performances with Lyric Opera Kansas City, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Tulsa Opera, Wolf Trap and Glimmerglass Opera. An avid supporter of new music, he has also created six new opera roles in three years, including portraying the title character in (Police cofounder) Stewart Copeland's world premiere Invention of Morel at Chicago Opera Theater. He is a founding member of The American Tenors, whose Sony Masterworks album reached the top five in the classical crossover charts. His varied touring schedule includes engagements with classical guitarist Beau Bledsoe, with composers Jeffrey Rukaman and Bradley Cox constructing Post-Modern classical and jazz shows for avant-garde audiences, and with producer David Foster and Verve Recording artist Brenna Whitaker. Comfortable across many genres, opera and classical music is the theme throughout all of his performances. He believes his commitment to learning different musical styles is what helps to open the door for new audiences to enjoy classical music.