Winterreise

A Winter’s journey.

Fresh off of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, baritone and visual artist David Adam Moore performs Schubert’s stunning song cycle, based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller, with Portland Opera Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox on piano. The heartache of this brilliant composition is illuminated by an evocative landscape of 3D projection mapping, designed by the NYC-based multimedia art collective GLMMR.

Vino e Voce!
Join us before the performance for a discussion and complimentary glass of wine from production sponsor Winderlea Vineyard and Winery. 

7:30 PM (6:30 PM lecture) | 2 PM matinee (1 PM lecture)

General Admission $65

The Gregory K. and Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theatre
at The Hampton Opera Center | 211 SE Caruthers Street

Sung in German with English text projected above the stage.

The running time is approximately eighty minutes. No intermission or late seating—performances will start promptly.

The performance of Winterreise on February 11 at 2pm will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Please note that parking at the Hampton Opera Center is limited. We encourage you to consider public transportation to performances. The Hampton Opera Center is next to the OMSI/SE Water station which includes Portland Streetcar, TriMet buses, and MAX light rail service.


Videos
Winterreise -David Adam Moore, GLMMR

Cast

Baritone Soloist / Video Designer
David Adam Moore

Pianist
Nicholas Fox

Scenery and Costume Designer
Vita Tzykun

Lighting Designer
Maxwell Bowman

Plot & Program Notes

Production by: GLMMR

An unnamed poet has his heart broken.

Distraught, he leaves town on an existential trek across heavy snows and frozen creeks of a German winter. Winterreise translated into English means Winter Journey. At nearly every turn, the poet experiences nostalgia for the lover who chose another.

When he passes a leafless linden tree, he remembers carving her name in its bark. When he cries, he imagines his tears melting the snow. And though he could turn back at any moment, the wandering poet is determined to see his strange journey through to its bitter end.