In anticipation of our West Coast premiere production of Philip Glass' GALILEO GALILEI, we are hosting a number of FREE educational events.


An Evening with Mary Zimmerman  |  February 29

Tony-award winner and highly acclaimed playwright and director of theater and opera, Mary Zimmerman will discuss her extensive career, as well as her work as original stage director and librettist for Philip Glass' GALILEO GALILEI. The evening will include special performance excerpts from GALILEO GALILEI, presented by the Portland Opera Studio Artists, followed by a Q & A with Mary Zimmerman.

7p - 8:30p

Whitsell Auditorium | Portland Art Museum


Tickets: Due to high demand, we have reached the capacity for this event. 

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GALILEO GALILEI on Northwest Previews  |  March 22

Join host John Pitman on All Classical 89.9 fm for a preview of Galileo Galilei


All Classical 89.9 fm

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GALILEO GALILEI Preview  |   March 25

Join Chorus Master Robert Ainsley and some of the Portland Opera Studio Artists for a 50-minute sneak peek of GALILEO GALILEI.


Multnomah County Central Library

801 SW 10th Ave
3rd Floor | Collins Gallery


Destination Opera: From Music To Psyche  |  April 6

Join Alexis Hamilton, Manager of Education & Outreach and Constance Jackson of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute for a discussion on GALILEO GALILEI's relationship to history, philosophy, psychology and art.


Sherman Clay Piano
131 NW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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Opera Insights  |  One hour prior to each performance

Join Portland Opera's Resident Historian/Lecturer Bob Kingston for a lecture on Philip Glass and GALIELO GALILEI.

Newmark Theatre  |  Orchestra Level


Back Talk  |  After each performance

After each performance, join General Director Christopher Mattaliano for a Q&A session about the performance. Guests include performers, conductors and directors.

Newmark Theatre  |  Orchestra Level



These GALILEO GALILEI events are generously supported by a grant from: