Songs for the Summer

Join us for free performances under summer skies at Old Moody Stages: a new collaborative outdoor art space at Zidell Yards.
Old Moody Stages: open-air outdoor stage
Friday, Aug. 27
Saturday, Aug. 28
Sunday, Aug. 29

Portland Opera is proud to partner with the community to create Old Moody Stages—a collaborative outdoor art series! We'll offer three free community performances on the outdoor stage.  

Performances on August 27 and August 29th will feature the Portland Opera Chorus.

The performance on August 28th will feature Portland Opera Resident Artist alumni (in order of appearance) José Rubio, Antonia Tamer, Camille Sherman, Brendan Tuohy, Hannah Penn, and Matthew Grills. 

This event series has reached capacity for all performances.

We've updated our attendance policy for this event. Please review our COVID-19 Guidelines below before attending.

COVID-19 Guidelines

On August 12th we announced an updated attendance policy to reflect our continued commitment to safety during the pandemic. 

All event attendees, regardless of age, will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a COVID PCR test (taken within 72 hours of performance time) for entry into the event. "Fully vaccinated" means that attendees have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before the performance date.

Audience members aged 18 and over must also present a photo ID. We'll have staff on site to review your proof of vaccination upon arrival.

All patrons, regardless of age, test results, or vaccination status, are also required to wear masks at all times, except when consuming food or beverages.

Patrons under the age of 12, for whom there is no currently available vaccine, are not permitted to attend performances in 2021, or until further notice.

If you are not feeling well, you may not attend these events. Please stay home, and stay safe.

You can release your complimentary ticket(s) to a patron on our waitlist by contacting our Patron Services team (Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM) by calling 503.241.1802, emailing us at, or by submitting the form below.

Ticket Return Form

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Where is Old Moody Stages?

The venue is located at 3121 S Moody Avenue, in Portland. Look for the large blue Barge building just north of the OHSU Tram. 

How do I get there?

Getting to Old Moody Stages via transit

There are great options for getting to Zidell via transit! The venue is located one block south of the South Waterfront/South Moody transit stations which houses the orange max lines, A, B, and NW loop streetcar lines and 35, 36, 9, and 17 bus lines.

Is parking available?

There is a small parking lot available for those who need ADA parking. Please let Portland Opera know that you will need ADA parking and seating when reserving your tickets.

Public parking in the South Waterfront neighborhood is available, but limited. Obey all official posted parking signs, and please be respectful of the local neighborhood, residents and businesses. We encourage all attendees to use the ample public transportation available near the venue!

What about concessions and audience services?

Complimentary water, insect repellent, and sunscreen will be available onsite at the Patron Services tent.

Concessions will not be available onsite, though there are many neighboring restaurants and food trucks nearby to enjoy before or after the performance. Please visit to learn more. 

How did this project come to be?

Old Moody Stages is a community-driven, grass-roots effort. Portland Opera has donated the two stages and lighting trusses; Portland State University has donated much of the lighting instruments; Profile Theatre has donated production services and took the lead raising $120,000 to bring the project to life; Dance Wire has taken the communications and curatorial lead; Fuller Events helped create the front of house infrastructure; and Oh! Creative has joined our collaborative as marketing consultant. Together, we have pooled our resources to bring a 6-week, multi-disciplinary performing arts festival to Portland’s South Waterfront.

Read the Program

Explore program details and participants below. 

"Songs for the Summer" Chorus Program - Aug 27 & 29

“Per te d’immense giubilo” from Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti

Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore by G. Verdi

Locus Iste by A. Bruckner

Prisoner’s Chorus from Fidelio by L. Beethoven – tenor soloist Onry, baritone soloist Erik Hundtoft

“Gloria in excelsis Deo” from Gloria by A. Vivaldi

Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly by G. Puccini

“Sanctus” from Requiem by G. Fauré

“Va pensiero” from Nabucco by G. Verdi

Virga Jesse by A. Bruckner

“In Paradisum” from Requiem by G. Fauré

Brindisi from La Traviata by G. Puccini

"Songs for the Summer" Portland Opera Resident Artist Alumni program, Aug 28

Rojo Tango by P. Ziegler – José Rubio, baritone

“Nein! Das ist wirklich doch zu keck” from The Merry Wives of Windsor by O. Nicolai – Antonia Tamer, soprano; Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano

“Kuda, kuda v. udalilis” from Eugene Onegin by P. I. Tchaikovsky – Brendan Tuohy, tenor

“Dunque io son” from The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini – Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano; José Rubio, baritone

“Alma mia” from Floridante by G. Handel – Hannah Penn, soprano

“Es gibt ein Reich” from Ariadne auf Naxos by R. Strauss – Antonia Tamer, soprano

“Nothing more than this” from Candide by L. Bernstein – Matthew Grills, tenor

“Il cannone del porto” from Madame Butterfly by G. Puccini – Antonia Tamer, soprano; Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano

“Весенние воды” from Twelve Romances, op. 14 (1896) by S. Rachmaninov – Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano

“Au fond du temple saint” from The Pearl Fishers by G. Bizet – Brendan Tuohy, tenor; José Rubio, baritone

Featured Artists

The chorus concert for "Songs for the Summer" features Nicholas Fox (Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor) as Conductor, and Sequoia as Collaborative Pianist.

The Portland Opera Resident Artist Alumni concert for "Songs for the Summer" features Nicholas Fox (Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor) as Collaborative Pianist. 

Portland Opera Resident Artist Alumni (August 28 program) in order of appearance: José Rubio, Antonia Tamer, Camille Sherman, Brendan Tuohy, Hannah Penn, and Matthew Grills.

Portland Opera Chorus

Sopranos: Gina Adorno, Aline Bahamondez*, Kari Burgess, Lindsey Rae Johnson*, Madeline Ross, Joselyn Claire Thomas*, Megan Conroy, Audrey Sackett

Mezzo-sopranos: Celine Clark, Sadie Gregg*, Anna Jablonski*, Allison Kim-Yok Knotts, Kate Strohecker*, Sherrie Van Hine*, Maeve Stier, Jena Viemeister

Tenors: Jody Chastain*, Jim Jeppesen*, Aaron Lange, Joseph Michael Muir*, Paul Wright*, Onry

Baritones: Gregory Brumfield*, Erik Hundtoft*, Tim Lafolette*, Brian Langford*, Adrian Rosales-Casillas, Paul Sadilek, Patrick Scofield*

* Vested choristers who have been a regular member of the Portland Opera Chorus for more than two years and have sung in five or more productions. 

Portland Opera Orchestra Musicians are represented by the American Federation of Musicians Local 99. Principals, Chorus, Dances, and Staging Staff are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists.