Jena Viemeister

Jena Viemeister



Describe your role with Portland Opera

My first production with Portland Opera was in 2015, singing in the chorus for The Rake's Progress. Since then, I've had the extreme pleasure of performing annually in the Big Night events, various opera choruses, and  for their outreach program, Opera a la Cart.

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

Books: Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda by Sahara Rose and Spirit Hacking by Shaman Durek

TV: HOLY COW Schitts Creek. They deserve ALL the Emmys

Music: "Extraordinary Machine" by Fiona Apple is currently on loop in my won't stop playing...I need's not even the whole's only like the first line of the

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

An actor.

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

Writing scripts and music, daydreaming, hiking, baking, reading, listening to podcasts

What has your favorite quarantine activity been?

Writing silly scripts and producing them with my smart phone:

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

Every costume fitting with Christine Richardson. Not only is she a wonderful human being, she's extremely skilled at what she does. Her costumes are magical.


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