JM

Jess Morgan

Group Sales and Customer Service Supervisor
Pronouns

he/him/his

Describe what you do for Portland Opera

I facilitate group outings as well as supervise the Box Office during performances.

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

Dinner Party and Dinner Party: Dessert - two collaborative EPs by Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, and 9th Wonder

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

Race car driver

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

Hanging out with my dog, Stella

What has your favorite quarantine activity been?

I've been exploring meditation and some new mindfulness practices

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

I coordinated a group that attended a performance of our Man of La Mancha in 2017 that was comprised of a family spread all across Oregon and Washington. I was able to meet some of them prior to the performance and they explained to me the significance that the 1972 film adaptation had in their family – it was a tradition they had watched together for years and, since the passing of some of their elder relatives, our production was the first occasion to revisit it. It was a really sentimental moment and a reminder of the transcendent power the arts can have in our lives even outside the theater.

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