Opera a la Cart

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

2018 Summer Performance Schedule

Opera a la Cart at Cartlandia
Saturday, July 7, noon – 2pm
8145 SE 82nd St.

Opera a la Cart at Ponzi Vineyards
Sunday, July 8, 2 – 4pm
19500 SW Mountain Home Rd, Sherwood

Opera a la Cart at Argyle Winery
Saturday, July 14, 2 – 4pm
691 OR-99W, Dundee

Cinderella Celebration, Sing-a-Long, and Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 18, Noon – 1pm
815 SW Park Ave.

Celebrate Cinderella tunes from musical versions of the fairytale as we get ready for opening night at this free event! Guests (young and young at heart) are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character, and all are invited to enjoy complimentary ice cream from the Umpqua Bank ice cream cart. Co-hosted by our friends at Artslandia and TriMet.

Opera a la Cart at Oregon City Library
Saturday, July 21, Noon – 2pm
606 John Adams St, Oregon City

Opera a la Cart at Sunday Parkways, Green Loop
Sunday, July 22, 11:30am – 2:30pm
211 SE Caruthers St., Hampton Opera Center
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Opera a la Cart at Hillsboro Beats & Eats
Friday, July 27, noon – 1pm
150 E Main St., Hillsboro, Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza

Opera a la Cart at Oregon Garden Resort
Saturday, July 28, 11am – 12:30pm
879 W Main St., Silverton

Opera a la Cart at Remy Wines
Sunday, July 29, 2pm – 4pm
905 NE 10th Ave., McMinnville

Opera a la Cart at Ecotrust
Thursday, August 2, 6pm – 8pm
721 NW 9th Ave.

Opera a la Cart at Junk Refunk Street Market
Saturday, August 4, noon – 3pm
NW 1st Ave., Canby
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Opera a la Cart at Oregon City Festival of the Arts
Sunday, August 12, noon – 2pm
Visitors Center, 1726 Washington St, Oregon City

Opera a la Cart at New Seasons Market
Wednesday, August 15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
3 Monroe Pkwy, Lake Oswego

Opera a la Cart at Sunday Parkways, Outer Northeast
Sunday, August 19, noon – 3pm
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Opera a la Cart at Rood Bridge Celebration of Art and Nature
Saturday, August 25, 11am – 1pm
Rood Bridge Park, 4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro

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


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