Opera a la Cart

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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.

Opera a la Cart Performance Dates

Saturday, June 24 at 3pm
Broadway Street Festival
SW Broadway St, Beaverton, OR

Sunday, July 9 at noon – 3pm
Director Park
SW Park Ave, Portland, OR

Sunday, July 16 at 1pm – 3pm
Oregon City Library
John Adams St, Oregon City, OR

Sunday, July 23 at 11am – 2pm
Sunday Parkways, Khunamokwst Park
NE Alberta St, Portland, OR

Tuesday, August 1 at 7pm – 8pm
National Night Out, St. Johns Center Wesleyan Church
N Lombard St, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 6 at noon – 3pm
Lents Fair
SE 86th Ct. and SE Steele, Portland, OR

Friday, August 11 at 11:30am – 1:30pm
Food Truck Friday’s—Hillsboro Civic Center
150 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR

Saturday, August 12 at noon – 2pm
Oregon City Festival of the Arts
1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR

Sunday, August 13 at 10am – 11am
King Farmers Market
NE Wygant St, Portland, OR

Saturday, August 19 at noon – 3pm
Multnomah Days
Multnomah Village, SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR

Sunday, August 20 at 11am – 2pm
Sunday Parkways, Hazelwood Park
NE 117th Ave, Portland, OR

Sunday, October 1 at 12:30 – 2:30pm
Portland Opera Open House
12:30-1:15 PM 1st Performance
1:45-2:30 PM     2nd Performance
Hampton Opera Center
SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR

All performances are free and open to the public. Performances subject to change & weather permitting.

Special thanks to our sponsors:


Portland Opera is a proud member of OPERA America.

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