LA Weekly‘s annual “Best of” issue gives big kudos to Pacific Opera Project this year! Here’s the skinny:
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POP awarded “Best Opera Company” of 2017!
Just in case you missed it, here’s what LA Weekly had to say about POP in their annual “Best of” issue last week. Quite an honor!
You really can’t go wrong with any of the three major opera companies in the Los Angeles area. Long Beach Opera is the place to go if you want challenging, arty, modern and overlooked operas. L.A. Opera can’t be beat when it comes to traditional classic operas with massive sets, large choruses and colorful costumes, and the company’s Off Grand series of newer, more experimental works is often creatively exciting. Pacific Opera Project might seem like a joke with its campy and irreverent alterations of classic works and lesser-known obscurities, but the singing is always of a high level, especially in this past season’s witty and modernized (but ultimately still emotionally moving) versions of La bohème and a gangster-style remake of Don Giovanni. Significantly, POP’s productions, set in warehouses, cemeteries and small playhouses, are usually held in intimate venues with ticket prices that generally start at $20. —Falling James, LA Weekly
See the full list of honorees here.