Opera Holland Park 2021 Review: The Pirates of Penzance

 Credit: (OHP Marketing/Opera Holland Park) The last offering from Opera Holland Park’s (OHP) 2021 summer season was another collaboration: W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance”, co-produced with Gilbert & Sullivan specialists Charles Court Opera, postponed from last summer. A Playful Production How do we imaginatively enter the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan, with its surreally distended {…}

Pacific Opera Project To Revive Harajuku-Inspired Production Of ‘The Mikado’

Pacific Opera Project has announced that it will revive its acclaimed 2013 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado.” Josh Shaw will direct this exciting production, inspired by Tokyo’s hip Harajuku district. It will feature “eye-popping colors, intricate choreography, and zany antics,” along with Harajuku-style costumes designed by Maggie Green. Additionally, lyrics “originally written to take a jab at {…}