Brian Langford

Brian Langford



They/Them; he/him

Describe your role with Portland Opera

I'm in the chorus. My first season was the 2001/2002 season. I've enjoyed 19 years with the PO!

What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?

During the quarantine, I've found solace in comfort in re-reading 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A concert pianist, LOL.

In my free time, you can usually find me...

Shopping at Sur La Table... :)

What has your favorite quarantine activity been?

Well, since my gym was closed during most of the quarantine, during the warmer weather I tried to find outdoor areas to do my workouts. I'd always try to find interesting spots around Portland.

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

I have two, actually. 

The first was the auction scene in The Rakes Progress. The entire chorus was fabulously dressed in these 18th century costumes with extremely stylized make-up/wigs. Many of us had short bits as we all tried to fight and clamor all over each other to be the highest bidder. :)

The second was a scene in Act 2 of Nixon in China when Pat Nixon is on a tour and the entire chorus was on stage as factory workers to show her around. I found it to be a very tender scene, and I love John Adam's music.

Meet more team members