Dylan Rieck

Dylan Rieck

Principal Cello


Describe your role with Portland Opera

I am the principal cellist in the Portland Opera Orchestra. I have been playing with the Opera for 5 years.

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

The art and ideas of Michael Schultheis

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

I didn't really think about a career as a child. I just wanted to play and have fun, and I still do!

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

Walking around my neighborhood of St. John's

What has your favorite quarantine activity been?

Composing music

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

Any Puccini, also performing Philip Glass's In the Penal Colony.


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