Opera a la Cart

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is Portland Opera’s new mobile performance venue that will bring opera directly to the community in pop-up performances. Designed and built by architecture students at PSU, the cart will feature a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials du jour. Charismatic young singers will perform arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. Opera a la Cart will travel to food cart pods, farmers markets, college campuses, neighborhood festivals, and other locations where people gather.

2018 Summer Performance Schedule

Opera a la Cart Pop-Up
Saturday, July 7, Noon – 2pm
Oregon City Library

Cinderella Celebration and Sing-a-long
Saturday, July 14, 1 – 2pm
Director’s Park

Join us for a celebration of all things Cinderella, in honor of Portland Opera’s family-friendly production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Featuring performances by cast members, plus a sing-a-long of favorites from the Disney and Rodgers and Hammerstein versions!

Opera a la Cart in the Vineyard
Saturday, July 14, 5 -6pm
Argyle Winery

Umpqua Bank + Portland Opera Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 18, Noon – 1pm
Director Park

Free Opera and Ice cream – what could be better?! Enjoy live performances of opera favorites and free ice cream, courtesy of Umpqua Bank.

Opera a la Cart at Sunday Parkways
Sunday, July 22, 11am – 4pm
Green Loop

Opera a la Cart in the Vineyard
Sunday, July 22, 6 – 7pm
Elk Cove Winery

*Please note performance dates are subject to change due to weather.