PASADENA, Calif. (July 29, 2023) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses partnered with Los Angeles’ Pacific Opera Project (POP) to create a captivating concert on the lawn of the historic Tournament House, which took place on Saturday, July 29, 2023. Tournament House served as a perfect backdrop to the beautiful melodies, making it an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.

Los Angeles’s Pacific Opera Project lived up to its reputation, delivering an unforgettable performance that encompassed energetic, high-quality opera, making the event accessible, affordable and thoroughly entertaining. Aligned perfectly with the 2024 Tournament of Roses theme, “Celebrating a World of Music,” POP opera showcased a seamless blend of diverse musical genres and styles.

Under the direction of music director Brian Holman, the 90-minute performance included POP favorites such as Arnold Livingston (tenor), Ben Lowe (baritone), Oriana Falla (soprano) and Emily Geller (contralto). The performers brought the stage to life and engaged the audience with their remarkable talent. The evening included a repertoire of performances that featured operatic and musical theater hits from celebrated works such as Rigoletto, Carmen, La Traviata, West Side Story, POP’s recent production of The Barber of Seville at The Ford, and many more.

Join us on Monday, January 1, 2024, to experience the awe and wonder of the floats, bands and equestrian units of the 135th Rose Parade presented by Honda.