Opera a la Cart

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is Portland Opera’s mobile performance venue that brings opera directly to the community in pop-up performances. Designed and built by architecture students at Portland State University, the cart features a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials du jour. Charismatic young singers perform arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. Opera a la Cart travels to food cart pods, farmers markets, college campuses, neighborhood festivals, and other locations where people gather.

*Our pop-up performances have wrapped up for the season. Stay tuned for 2019/20 dates!


Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of:

The Collins Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, RACC, and numerous other arts advocates and supporters.