Poland's Favorite Opera Halka from Pocket Opera
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The last date listed for Halka was Saturday April 3, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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There's trouble in River City! Berkeley Playhouse presents the heartwarming family favorite The Music Man. Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from George Craft
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Although my wife and I enjoyed the venue and although I expanded my opera knowledge by attending 'Halka', neither one of us enjoyed the opera. It did have a few good melodies and the Polish national costumes were striking; but the opera was extremely static, sentimental, and annoyingly melodramatic; the performances were acceptable. I now understand why this opera is rarely performed.
Quotes & Highlights
- Visit the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pocketopera.org/2010-Season/PO-2010-Halka.html">Pocket Opera web site</a> 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