Pacific Opera Project Sets Up Residency with New POP HQ AKA ‘The POPera Shop’

By Logan Martell

Pacific Opera Project has announced a new, permanent residence at Highland Park called POP HQ, a.k.a. “The POPera Shop.”

The venue will serve as a multi-purpose performance, rehearsal, and office space, with plans for after-school programming, summer kids camps, and more. It is located next to and owned by, The Highland Park Ebell Club, where the company has staged previous events and will host two productions per season.

The POPera Shop will have its first public event on April 26, 2023, with a fundraising party titled “POPaganza.” The event will include catered dinner and drinks, performances by company artists, and first access to purchasing season tickets. POP is set to close its season with “The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute” in March at the El Portal Theater and “The Pirates of Penzance” in May at Forest Lawn Glendale.

“This is a giant step in the history of Pacific Opera Project, as we put down permanent roots in our community and provide a fully professional and comfortable venue for our artists and staff,” said POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw.