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2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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Moniuszko's "The Haunted Manor"
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1 review
7 stars
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 would have been quite different, even spectacular to see it in a opera...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.