Andrea Tichy

Andrea Tichy

Interim Director of External Affairs
Pronouns

she/her/hers

Describe what you do for Portland Opera

As part of the external affairs team, I get to connect with passionate individuals about the art of opera in our community everyday. I also help develop and steward the Portland Opera brand.

What book/poem is currently inspiring you?

Recently I've been devouring Ted Chiang's Exhalation and A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin. I love the intensity of short stories. No word is wasted. Entire universes exist in a just a few pages of beautiful compact writing. They demand intentionality. Short stories are my favorite. 

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

A marine biologist so that I could save the whales, and also a professional dream interpreter. 

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

Gardening in Garden Home where I live with my husband and cats, also spending time with family and friends, and exploring Oregon (I moved here from Chicago in 2016).  I also spend time volunteering on the board of the Cultural Coalition of Washington County. 

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

I have so many wonderful Portland Opera memories! I love the excitement of welcoming audiences for each opening night performance. I also love when our team sees rainbows from the Hampton Opera Center—because we shout it out so that everyone can stop and look. 

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