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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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Musical is at the children theater.
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Come 30 minutes early, this is a nice place to be. Have a snack at the theater or take a short walk in the neighborhood.
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attended Apr 03 2010

Delighted to have seen the only known Polish opera. Loved that dance was included. The costumes were superb, and the opera fun. I doubt that anyone attended expecting Great Opera. It was a good show.

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Visit the Pocket Opera web site for more information and an audio message from translator Donald Pippin.


By Stanislaw Moniuszko

English Translation by Donald Pippin

The other masterpiece by the composer of last season’s buoyant The Haunted Manor, similar in its luscious melody rich with the flavor of Poland, but far different in effect. A heartrending tale of misplaced love, somewhat akin to the ballet Giselle. A richly melodic score, steeped in Polish folk balladry and dance rhythms, it has been said that were it in French or Italian, it would be universally known and loved as one of the great operas of the 19th century. Judge for yourself when it will be heard for the first time ever in a brand new English translation.

Patricia Polukowicz as Halka

Darron Flagg as Jontek

Todd Donovan as Johnny

About the Ticket Supplier: Pocket Opera

Hailed by the press as "triumphant," "thrilling" and "funny," Pocket Opera enchants audiences with innovative, unpredictable productions that aim for the heart, challenge the mind and tickle the funny bone. Superb professional singers perform original English translations of classic and lesser known operas, accompanied by the Pocket Philharmonic. Dr. Pippin's vibrant and witty translations are also available to other companies and educational institutional.