Venue Details

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Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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30 reviews
40 stars
The show is 2.5 hours long so take that into account when making reservations for dinner.
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40 stars
We ate at Trattoria La Siciliana, which is about 4 blocks away from the theater. The food is so great, served family style. Make a reservation for before or after the show.
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Moniuszko's "The Haunted Manor"
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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_


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.