LOS ANGELES – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
Pacific Opera Project (POP) returns to one of its most beloved outdoor venues for W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance from Friday, May 19, 2023 through Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Glendale Forest Lawn. What time, times?
By News Desk
A scenic spot overlooking Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains, this venue has been the site for sold-out POP performances including Hansel & Gretel (2021) and Lucia di Lammermoor (2017). POP invites audience members to dress in costume, and picnicking is encouraged.
Cast members include baritone Jake Stamatis as The Pirate King; soprano Chloe Sundet as Mabel; tenor Brian Wallin as Frederic; bass-baritone E. Scott Levin as Major-General Stanley; contralto Emily Geller as Ruth; bass Phil Meyer; baritone William Grundler; mezzo-soprano Alexandra Bass; soprano Morgan Paige; and soprano Julia Johnson as Isabel.
Founding Artistic Director, Josh Shaw, directs the production. Caleb Glickman makes his POP debut as conductor. Salette Corpuz is the costume designer.
POP hosts POPaganza on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm, the first public event at POP’s new location, the POP HQ AKA “The POPera Shop” at 125 S. Avenue 57 in Highland Park. POP’s biggest party of the year will feature POP’s announcement of the 2023-2024 season, along with a catered dinner and drinks, performances by POP artists, and an exclusive first chance to purchase season tickets.
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