Sponsored by Priscilla and William Kennedy
Friday, November 20 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 21 - 5:30 PM
291 Anacapa Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
Parking lot of Camarillo United Methodist Church
Audience must remain in their cars except while using the restrooms. Masks are required while outside of your vehicles.
Tickets $65 to $175 per car. Passengers limited to the number of seatbelts in the car. Please avoid high profile vehicles. These cars will be parked on the side or near the back.
La Corona (The Crown) &
Il Parnaso Confuso (The Confusion on Parnasus)
US Staged Premieres
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretti by Pietro Metastasio
Runtime: 2 hours
Presented with orchestra, in Italian, with projected English supertitles
Director/Designer: Josh Shaw
Conductor/Arranger: Kyle Naig
Costumer: Maggie Green
Assistant Director: Carson Gilmore
Stage Manager: Kourtni Dale-Noll
POP presents a double bill featuring the US premiere stagings of two rare, one-act Gluck operas. Josh Shaw’s discovery of a dramatic opera called La Corona led him to another of Gluck’s one act comedies, Il Parnaso Confuso. Both were written for royal celebrations and for the same four Archduchesses, all children of the Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa and sisters of Marie Antoinette. La Corona was never performed during Gluck's lifetime, as it was written for Francis I and rendered irrelevant by his death in 1765. The opera was resurrected in July 1987 when it received its world premiere at the City of London Festival for the bicentenary of Gluck's death. Loosely based on the Greek myth of Atalanta, four sisters argue over who gets to hunt a wild boar and prince Meleagro, who gets not the alto part but the highest soprano, comes along to supervise events. Il Parnaso Confuso was composed in 1765 for the four Archduchesses to sing at Habsburg Archduke Joseph’s wedding. The opera follows three Muses – Euterpe (Music), Erato (Lyric Poetry) and Melpomene (Tragedy) – atop Mount Parnassus who are asked to sing last minute at the wedding of the Emperor and are not prepared for Apollo’s request.
4th Production with POP
3rd Production with POP
2nd Production with POP