News & Announcements

Press Release: La Bohème Returns to Portland Opera

On May 5, one of the most tender love stories of all time will transform the Keller Auditorium stage into 1830s Paris for Puccini’s La Bohème. This all-time favorite will come to life with traditional scenery and costumes that will sing to both those who are new to opera and to those who know Puccini’s […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Brings Back Popular Highlights Concert

Back from a three-year hiatus, Portland Opera’s celebratory Big Night concert will take place on April 8 in the Keller Auditorium. The popular highlights concert­—returning for the fourth time—features the rare treat of seeing soloists, orchestra, and chorus all perform on stage together as they showcase some of the biggest and best opera arias, duets, […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Introduces Inaugural Winter Event: Vino e Voce

On the heels of Valentine’s Day, the Portland Opera will introduce a new performance series entitled Vino e Voce, a unique offering of exciting productions that will take place in the Hampton Opera Center’s recently named Gregory K. and Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theater. The inaugural performance will be a fully staged evening of Monteverdi’s […]

Press Release: Portland Opera To Go fall tour of HANSEL AND GRETEL

Got kids? A little bit shy of trying opera? Here is your opportunity to introduce opera to your kids and maybe to yourself! Portland Opera To Go, the touring division of Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach Program, hit the road this week with an enchanting, family-friendly production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The 50-minute, […]

Press Release: Portland Opera presents OPERApalooza

Portland Opera will throw open its doors on Sunday, September 18, for a FREE day of opera featuring Opera a la Cart performances, a Portland Opera To Go Hansel and Gretel open rehearsal, an open house with costume shop tours, and culminating with the Chorus Open Rehearsal. All events will happen at the company’s headquarters, […]

Press Release: Debut of THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS for Season Finale

Portland Opera ends the 2016 season with its first staging of Rossini’s, The Italian Girl in Algiers. German director Christian Räth makes his Portland debut with a modern interpretation of the 200-year-old madcap comedy masterpiece. Performances at the Newmark Theatre, featuring new sets and costumes created for the production, are on July 22, 24m, 27, […]

Press Release: A Fresh Approach to EUGENE ONEGIN

The first of two summer productions presented by Portland Opera at the Newmark Theatre begins on July 8 with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. The Newmark is an ideal venue to showcase the simplicity and directness of Tchaikovsky’s “seven lyrical scenes,” which follows the relationships between a quartet of young lovers. Portland Opera has created new sets […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD

The second production of Portland Opera’s 2016 Season, spanning the months of May, June, and July, is Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at Keller Auditorium on June 3, 5, 9 and 11. “Stephen Sondheim is the greatest musical theater composer and lyricist of the 20th century,” says General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “And Sweeney Todd is his […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Announces 2017 Season

Portland Opera today announced the complete repertory for its 2017 Season. With five productions on the main stage and one additional production that will launch what will become an annual winter event, General Director Christopher Mattaliano’s vision for the future of opera in Portland is a feast for the heart and mind consisting of both […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents “A Sondheim Celebration”

“A Sondheim Celebration” is coming to Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211) on April 5, 2016 at 7:30pm, courtesy of Portland Opera. General Director Christopher Mattaliano and Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox will co-host this showcase of work by American musical theater’s greatest living lyricist and composer. “Nick and […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE

2016 Opening Production will Feature the World Re-Premiere of the Scenery and Costumes Designed by Beloved Children’s Book Author & Illustrator Maurice Sendak Portland Opera’s 2016 Season, spanning the months of May, June, and July, begins on May 6 at the Keller Auditorium with Mozart’s The Magic Flute. With a score that makes it one […]

Press Release: 2016 Resident Artist Recital

An evening of chamber music on Tuesday, March 15 at 7pm in the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium will feature Portland Opera Resident Artists Abigail Dock, mezzo-soprano, and Katrina Galka, soprano. Their shared program will include Portland Opera’s Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox as pianist. Dock and Galka will open the program for […]

Press Release: Portland Opera To Go! Goes on Tour with THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

Got kids? A little bit shy of trying opera? Here is your opportunity to introduce opera to your kids and maybe to yourself! Portland Opera To Go!, the touring division of Portland Opera’s Education and Outreach Program, begins rehearsals this week on a new kid-friendly production of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. Beginning with their […]

Press Release: The Portland Opera Chorus in Concert Tuesday, October 6

The Portland Opera Chorus will be featured in a special concert on Tuesday, October 6th, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park (between Main and Madison), beginning at 7pm. “The members of our chorus are some of the finest musicians in the Portland area,” said General Director Christopher Mattaliano. “I’ve long wanted […]

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

Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will expand their collaborative “Opera on Screen” film series this fall. “Opera on Screen” began in September 2014 with high-definition screenings of four San Francisco Opera productions. The 2015 series will include four new San Francisco Opera titles—Verdi’s Aida, the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Announces 2016 Season Resident Artists

General Director Christopher Mattaliano has announced the roster of singers who will join the company as Resident Artists for its 2016 Season. “I’m especially pleased that we will have five Resident Artists with us in the upcoming season. The number of qualified applicants has grown enormously and this year we had more than 450 singers […]

Press Release: Portland Opera Celebrates Tilikum Crossing Grand Opening

Portland Opera will celebrate the opening of the Tilikum Crossing with two special public events. The company’s headquarters, the Hampton Opera Center at 211 SE Caruthers, which is immediately adjacent to the new bridge on the east side of the Willamette River, will be the site for the events. On Sunday, August 9 from 1:30 […]

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 […]