Pacific Opera Project boldly goes where no opera company has gone before in a Star Trek-themed production of ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: POP puts their zany spin on Mozart’s kidnapping caper by setting it in space… the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through Abduction accompanied by a spectacular 27-piece orchestra conducted by POP co-founder Stephen Karr.
Brian Cheney, who has been a lead in several productions, is ham-bone supreme as Kirk / Belmonte. [read more]
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And speaking of comical, the opera begins as we meet Constanza’s suitor and ship’s Capt. James T. Belmonte, the incredible tenor Brian Cheney, who studied Capt. James T. Kirk for the original series to a tee, right down to his over-the-top male ego mannerisms. Cheney also has a star turn when he arrives to rescue his beloved, dressed as Star Trek’s Engineer Scotty, right down to his thick Scottish accent which Cheney plays for all the laughs he can muster. [read more]