News & Announcements

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 […]

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 Season

Portland Opera today announced the complete repertory for its 2016 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 Season will also include an expanded Street Fair program, along with […]

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 […]