We presented our first and second performances of Verdi’s Rigoletto, and reactions from the audience are flying in! Here’s what they’re saying: “Voices, music, and acting all 10 out of 10!” “The principals were outstanding, the staging was very creative, the
The Further Photographic Adventures of Pacific Symphony’s Official Photographer, Doug Gifford
Having photographed over 1500 weddings worldwide, Doug Gifford is well-versed in the ceremony of “I do’s”. He has loved creating wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime, memories with his brides and grooms, and, conversely, he has enjoyed overcoming the inevitable challenges that come with the complex
PACIFIC SYMPHONY’S GALA BENEFIT “A NIGHT IN CHICAGO”
One of the premier philanthropic events in the Southland, Pacific Symphony’s Gala Benefit honors John Forsyte and marks his 25th anniversary as the orchestra’s President and CEO. Gala attendees will celebrate by spending “A Night in Chicago” on Sat., April 29th at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort &
THE TRAGIC CURSE OF RIGOLETTO
Verdi’s Rigoletto is one of the most celebrated operas in history. First performed in 1851, the story follows the life of Rigoletto, a hunchbacked court jester in the service of the licentious Duke of Mantua. Rigoletto is known for his sharp tongue
Baritone Stephen Powell will sing the role of Rigoletto for Pacific Symphony’s upcoming production of Verdi’s famous opera (April 20, 22, and 25). Read about his operatic career. Two-time GRAMMY nominee Stephen Powell enters his fourth decade as a leading
Humans of Pacific Symphony: Meet Photographer Doug Gifford
“Learn, Practice, Learn, Practice. Just Like a Great Musician.” For over 30 years, the Symphony has provided its community of Orange County exciting moments filled with top musical talent and stunning live events. And since then, no one has captured
Welcome Spring! Sensational Concerts. 2023-24 Season Subscriptions
Welcome to Pacific Symphony’s April concerts! We look forward to presenting a spectacular lineup of concerts that will take you on a musical journey like no other. We look forward to presenting a spectacular lineup of concerts that will take you on
A Rare Opportunity to Experience TikTok Organ Superstar Anna Lapwood
Anna Lapwood, organ virtuoso and TikTok sensation, is set to make her Southern California debut on April 1 on the Pedals & Pipes series. The event promises to be a thrilling experience for classical music enthusiasts and TikTok followers alike. Lapwood has gained a
So…You Hate Your Boss? What Else Is New?
Pity the poor Rigoletto and his fellow-courtiers under the domination of the Duke of Mantua in Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto—an opera that speaks to anyone who has ever worked for a corrupt superior or felt frustrated by apparent immorality in government.
A Dog Day Afternoon at the Symphony!
Ah, your very first time at the Symphony! Do you remember it? I was very little myself, but I remember picking out my favorite dress for the occasion, and being in complete wonderment and awe as I took in the