Pacific Opera Project Unveils 2020 Season With 6 Operas

By David Salazar

The Pacific Opera Project has unveiled its 2020 season, which will include a wide range of unique opera experiences to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary.

“I picked shows that will challenge and stretch us artistically and musically along with a few crowd favorites and one production we did in the early years I thought deserved to be seen by more people,” stated Artistic Director Josh Shaw in a press release. “The 10th anniversary season will feature six productions and seven operas from baroque to modern; tragedy, comedy, fantasy, operetta, a show perfect for kids, table seating, a traditional theater, a warehouse, and more — something for everyone.”

The season kicks off with a double bill of “Gianni Schicchi” and “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” at the Thorne Hall, Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Performance Dates: Jan. 25 – Feb. 2, 2020 

Next up is “Così Fan Tutte,” which will be performed at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California.

Performance Dates: March 28-April 4, 2020 

The company will then showcase Vivaldi’s “Ercole sul Termodonte” at Highland Pak Ebell Club in LA.

Performance Dates: July 10-25, 2020 

Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah” will get showcases at the Vortex in LA.

Performance Dates: Nov. 7-15, 2020

The season will draw to a close with the company’s celebrated interpretation of “La Bohème AKA ‘The Hipsters.’” The production will be showcased at the Highland Park Ebell Club.

Performance Dates: Dec. 4-19, 2020 

The company will also feature “The Pirates of Penzance” in Sept. 2020, though the exact dates and venue remain TBD.