Dear POP Supporters,
To say this has been a wild year so far would be an understatement. Let us start by saying we’ve been so excited to share our production of Cosi fan tutte with you. Our artists have recently arrived from all around the country and have been hard at work to give you laughs and high-quality opera as a break in such a crazy time. Instead, POP is now doing our part to "flatten the curve," and take protective measures to slow down the spread of the virus.
Following instructions from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health regarding public gatherings, we are canceling our production of Cosi fan tutte. We are also canceling our education events, Family Salons, and all other public events through the end of March. We are working to reschedule our events to a later date when possible and will keep you informed with details.
If you purchased tickets to Cosi, we will get in touch with you as soon as we have clear information from our venue on how to accommodate refunds, donations, and transfers. Everyone who purchased a ticket will be individual contacted over the next few weeks. As we anticipate a large number of questions, we ask for your patience as we sort all of this out.
We are so proud of the work that our team of artists put into Cosi, but the health of our Family must come first. As in many industries, arts organizations are being significantly impacted by this virus. POP is committed to compensating our signers and designers a large portion of their fee even though the show has been canceled. In addition to this, POP will lose a significant amount of money due to this cancelation on venue costs, sets, costumes, and many other things related to our production. Any financial support you can provide will greatly help POP move forward with our 10th Anniversary Season. We're down, but not out!
Cosi fan tutte is generously sponsored by Bruce and Valery Merritt
"hilarious and creative from start to finish... this production is fun, light, and wonderful all the way through... There were many big laughs throughout, something not too common in opera."
"Pacific Opera Project is to be commended for bringing Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte to the LA stage in such an accessible production. Shaw’s hilarious interpretation, coupled with his cast’s evident talent for comedy, makes Cosi Fan Tutte a laugh-out-loud show that is as cathartic as it is entertaining. Add to that Mozart’s lyrical melodies and the cast’s skilled operatic voices and you have a recipe for phenomenal success. Let’s hope that it is a success soon to be repeated – and often!