Pacific Opera Project to Open Season with ‘The Elixir of Love’

By Francisco Salazar

Pacific Opera Project (POP) is set to revive its 1950s inspired production of “The Elixir of Love (L’Elisir D’Amore).”

The production will be performed for six performances at El Portal Theater from Sept. 9, 2022 to Sept. 18, 2022.

The updated staging, which debuted in 2017, is set to star tenor Arnold Livingston Geis as Nemorino, soprano Oriana Falla as Adina, baritone Aaron Keeney as Belcore, bass Byron Mayes as Dr. Dulcamara, and soprano Savannah Greene as Giannetta.

Artistic Director and POP co-founder, Josh Shaw, directs the production and Kyle Naig conducts, with choreography by Amy Lawrence, lighting design by Bo Tindell, and costume design by Maggie Green.

The production is part of the 2022-23 season which will also include the U.S. premiere production of Vivaldi’s “Ercole Su’l Termodonte” and  “The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute.”