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Albert Herring press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 6, 2008
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
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Ms. Aylmer Returns as Rodelinda

After battling a bronchial infection that sidelined her for her opening night Company debut, Jennifer Aylmer took the stage Sunday in the title role to thundering applause. The opening night audience, however, was clearly thrilled with the performance of Portland Opera Studio soprano Sharin Apostolou who stepped up from her position as Ms. Aylmer's cover. Ms. Apostolou's performance was appreciated by local blogger and reviewer for Opera magazine in London, James Bash. You can enjoy his comments here. Ms. Aylmer will sing both the remaining Rodelinda performances on Thursday and Saturday.

The Latest Rodelinda Photos

With Rodelinda nearing its February 8 opening, the final details are being readied. Here is an inside peek at final rehearsals in order to share the look and feel of Handel’s exquisite masterpiece.

Rodelinda Rehearsal Photos


The rehearsal hall is a very special place. It's a place for risk taking, as the cast and team explore the emotional and musical terrain of each opera. It's a place for hard work, hours and hours of theatrical and musical work. All in an effort to mount the most riveting production possible. For you. When you're baring your soul and taking considerable personal risk to discover the exquisite richness in a work like Rodelinda, it's not easy to have a camera trained on you. Our hats are off to everyone in the rehearsal hall for allowing our camera to prowl around in order to share an early look at the production with our family of patrons!

Studio Artist Wins Met Competition

Tenor Brendan Tuohy, a member of the Portland Opera Studio Artists, won the Metropolitan Opera Northwest Regional Audition competitions last weekend in Seattle. Not only did he walk away with top honors, but won Audience Favorite as well! Patrons will soon enjoy his work in the title role of Albert Herring when it opens in the Portland Opera Studio Theater on March 14.

Inside Cinderella

Video interviews with Stage Director, Conductor, and Cinderella herself . . .Watch it now!


An early peek at Cinderella Dress Dehearsal Photos

Cinderella is a gorgeous new production.  Here are a few special photographs of Act I.  Cinderella makes a marvelous transformation from sweeping floors to sitting on the throne, but we won't wreck all the surprise . . . and we'll leave the visual images of the regal Cinderella for the performance itself.