Opera a la Cart

“Fancy an “O Sole Mio” with a side order of “Figaro”? There is, this being Portland, a cart for that.” - Portland Monthly

Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is a mobile performance venue that brings live opera performance directly into the community spaces where people gather. You’ll find us farmers markets, city parks, neighborhood festivals, street fairs, wineries and other public events through the Portland metro area and region.

Designed and built by architecture students at Portland State University, the cart features a fold-out stage and a “menu” of operatic specials of the day to be sung by local artists.

Our 2022 Opera a la Cart season has begun! We look forward to seeing you around town this summer.

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Portland Opera a la Cart is made possible by The City of Portland’s Vibrant Spaces Community Events Activation Fund with additional support by:

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