Venue Details

170 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theater
formerly Julia Morgan Center for the Arts 2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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oaklandmomcat
The Julia Morgan Theatre has snacky things to buy.
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oaklandmomcat
We found parking nearby. Watch out for 2-hour limits. That won't be long enough.
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oaklandmomcat
The Julia Morgan theatre became quite warm
info May 11 2009 star this tip starred
oaklandmomcat
Dress lightly. The theatre gets quite warm once the dorrs are closes
info May 11 2009 star this tip starred
oaklandmomcat
Dress lightly. The theatre gets very warm once the doors are closed.
info May 11 2009 star this tip starred

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attended May 09 2009

A good price for an opera, but you get what you pay for. There were a few musicians and not a complete opera, the plot was simple and frankly a little boring. I think it... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“There ought to be a law. All opera in English should be performed in Donald Pippin’s translation.” —SF Classical Voice
“Pippin is to opera what Mark Twain was to American literature, a breath of fresh air and a national treasure.” —_Sacramento__ Bee_

Description

A buoyant and colorful comedy, by a composer revered in Poland as second only to Chopin, kicks off when two young soldiers who are brothers, in a burst of patriotic fervor, vow to remain single in order to be instantly available to answer the summons of duty – a not unlikely possibility in their perennially besieged homeland. Their determination shifts radically after an eventful night spent in a reputedly haunted house, as plotted by two lively and somewhat mischievous ladies.

Pocket Opera’s performances are staged with minimalist scene stylings

to guarantee a lower admission price without compromising on a high quality

performance value.

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.