News & Announcements

Press Release: Street Fair Celebration and Simulcast on August 1st

Portland Opera’s 50th anniversary season concludes with a community-wide celebration featuring a Street Fair and free simulcast on August 1, 2015. To coincide with its last performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love taking place in the Newmark Theatre, Portland Opera is hosting a day-long Street Fair on SW Main Street between the Antoinette Hatfield […]

Press Release: Portland Opera’s 50th Anniversary Season and the Romantic Comedy

Free Simulcast and Streetfair Closes Celebratory Season on Saturday, August 1. The final production in Portland Opera’s 50th anniversary season, Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, will be staged in the intimate, 880-seat Newmark Theatre. The Elixir of Love is the company’s seventh opera to be performed there; many performances of previous productions there have sold […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents THE RAKE’S PROGRESS

Portland Opera is staging the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Rake’s Progress, featuring the legendary scenery & costumes designed by visual artist David Hockney, on June 11, 12 & 14 (matinee) at Keller Auditorium. Igor Stravinsky surprised and delighted the musical world in 1951 with his only full-length opera, which features a plot suggested by […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents SHOW BOAT

Portland Opera continues its 50th anniversary season with Jerome Kern’s SHOW BOAT MAY 1-9, 2015. This is the Portland premiere of the award-winning Harold Prince version. Show Boat revolutionized the American musical theater, thanks to its epic story and musical sophistication. This saga of three romances that blossom aboard a Mississippi River show boat reflected […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Announces 2016 Festival Season

Portland Opera today announced the complete repertory for its 2016 Festival Season. The season spans the months of May, June, and July, offering new productions of operas by Tchaikovsky and Rossini, as well as works by Mozart and Sondheim in internationally acclaimed designs. The 2016 Festival Season will also include an expanded Street Fair program, […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Portland Opera launches its newest community-based program this spring with three performances of material from “The Great American Songbook.” Bob Kingston, the Opera’s popular pre-show lecturer, introduces each 90-minute session. The featured performers are Portland Opera Resident Artists Katrina Galka, Ian José Ramirez, and Alexander Elliott, along with some special guests, accompanied by David Saffert […]

Press Release: 2015 POGO Tour Features THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Portland Opera To Go, Portland Opera’s annual Northwest tour, will feature the world premiere of an innovative bilingual adaptation of Rossini’s THE BARBER OF SEVILLE as its 2015 offering.  Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 50-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, demonstrating the power of love to triumph over adversity of every […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents CARMEN

Portland Opera continues its 50th anniversary season with Georges Bizet’s CARMEN February 6-14, 2015. Portland favorite Sandra Piques Eddy returns in the title role. With its extraordinary popularity today, it is hard to realize just how revolutionary CARMEN was when it premiered in 1875. Bizet’s brilliant score followed none of the rules of the day, […]

More Patron Town Hall Meetings Have Been Scheduled

Join us for an opportunity to hear more about our Spring/Summer Festival Season Plans! We are holding three patron town hall meetings in the upcoming months: Tuesday, December 9 at 8:30 am Wednesday, January 7 at 5:30 pm Saturday, January 10 @ 11 am All meetings take place at the Portland Opera office, the Hampton […]

Press Release: DIE FLEDERMAUS to Feature Special Guests

Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano has announced the roster of special guest performers for DIE FLEDERMAUS, which opens the company’s 50th Anniversary Season on Friday, November 7. “From the very beginning we wanted to make DIE FLEDERMAUS a celebration that represents all that Portland has to offer,” said Mattaliano. “These PDX-style guests will entertain us […]

Press Release: Historic Operetta Launches 50th Anniversary Season

Portland Opera launches its 2014/15 50th Anniversary Season with DIE FLEDERMAUS, opening on Friday, November 7. This champagne-fueled operetta from 1874 is the magnum opus of Johann Strauss II, the “Waltz King,” whose concert works include “The Blue Danube” and “Tales from the Vienna Woods,” along with such fantastically successful stage pieces as The Gypsy […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Quartet to Give Free Season Previews at Venues Throughout the Portland Area

Portland Opera’s 2014/15 Resident Artists Katrina Galka, Ian José Ramirez, and Alexander Elliott, along with guest artist Laura Beckel Thoreson, will give a series of season previews for the company’s upcoming 50th Anniversary Season, which opens on Friday, November 7 with Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr. Their 50-minute program includes “The Toreador Song” and […]

Press Release: Portland Opera and OMSI to Launch “Opera on Screen” Film Series

(Portland, OR) – Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will collaborate to present “Opera on Screen,” a series of high-definition film screenings featuring recent productions from the San Francisco Opera. The series opens on Friday, September 5 with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and continues with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Rondine, […]

Open Chorus Rehearshal

Portland Opera takes celebrated 40-voice chorus into downtown Portland for free outdoor community event. (Portland, OR) Portland Opera invites the public to its free Open Chorus Rehearsal at Director Park in downtown Portland (between SW Taylor & Yamhill and 9th & Park) on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm, offering a sneak peek at what the […]