2018/19 Season

OPERA CAN INSPIRE.  Opera can inspire us time and time again. Since 1853 it has been likely that our hearts will break each time that love cannot save the day in La Traviata. This season we will also be inspired by new voices and stories like that of our heroine in As One, and her universal journey of becoming. We’ll write a love letter to the past with a production of Barber that sparkles with bel canto mischief. Together we’ll get lost in a maddening garden maze of love stories with Mozart in 1775, and confront Kafkaesque questions of justice with Philip Glass in a piece from the turn of the millennium. Let’s celebrate growth and the art of opera. Let’s commit to the art of listening, and witness that power and heights of the human voice. We will find music that unlocks our hearts, and stories that speak to our most empathetic virtues. Let’s gather with friends, family, and community at the opera.

Let’s get inspired. Let’s cultivate a little more joie de vivre.


Christopher Mattaliano General Director, Portland Opera

November, 2018 – August, 2019

LA TRAVIATA/Giuseppe Verdi
November 2, 4m, 8, 10, 2018
Keller Auditorium

AS ONE/Laura Kaminsky
March 22, 24m, 26, 28, 30, 2019
Newmark Theatre

May 11, 2019
Keller Auditorium

June 7, 9m, 13, 15, 2019
Keller Auditorium

LA FINTA GIARDINIERA/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
July 12, 14m, 18, 20, 24, 27, 2019
Newmark Theatre

July 26, 28m, 30, Aug 1, 3, 6, 8, 10
Hampton Opera Center


Celebrate the perfect night out with the assistance of our Portland Opera Concierge.  Looking for dining options, directions, opera history, or information about specialty opera-themed cocktails in the neighborhood? We’ll help answer questions about everything from “attire” to “Zeffirelli.”

Single tickets start from $35. La Traviata and As One tickets are available starting August 17.  Single tickets for the Big Night Concert, The Barber of Seville, La Finta Giardiniera and In the Penal Colony are available starting December 7.  Don’t want to wait?  Choose two or more operas to build your season membership or subscription today.

Concierge@portlandopera.org | 503-241-1802
Stop by the Concierge booth in the main lobby to say hello. 

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